In case you haven’t noticed, the DC theater community is growing, and fast; but what kind of plays can we look forward to down the road? If you’re interested in the future of DC theater, there’s no better place to look than toward our youngest playwrights.
Out of over 800 students from DC and Arlington, YPT chose 12 to participate in this year’s festival. Professional actors and directors will present the winning scripts over two nights.
Monday night will premiere works appropriate for all ages and cover a wide range of family-friendly themes. On Tuesday night, some of the older students’ work will highlight more serious themes and may not be appropriate for children under 13.
Young Playwrights’ Theater brings together area directors and playwrights to teach students creative expression through the art of playwriting. The New Play Festival celebrates that effort and honors some of the students’ latest pieces from their in-school playwriting program.
Free admission; donations welcome. Book compilations of the evenings’ plays will also be on sale in the lobby.
GALA Hispanic Theatre is located at 3333 14th Street NW. Nearest Metro: Columbia Heights (Green and Yellow lines). For more information, call 202-387-9173.