Young Playwrights' Theater
WISH LIST: $100: the first playwriting workshop for a classroom of students ; $500: underwrites a professional, staged reading; $5000: a semester of the In-School Playwriting Program
It isn't news that low-income, urban youth are especially at risk for disengagement from school. Ethnically diverse and chronically underserved (98% qualify for the Free Lunch Program), they need the cognitive, social, and personal skills that arts education is uniquely suited to offer but that today's stripped-down school budgets just don't provide. Young Playwrights' Theater steps into the breach. Its in-school playwriting residency integrates into the DCPS curriculum artist-taught workshops that reach students with multiple learning styles, using the art of playwriting to enhance student literacy, creative expression, and communication. The program culminates in a New Play Festival of professional, staged readings that honor outstanding student work by performing it in public. The after-school program develops students' creative expression and collaboration by exploring theater as an ensemble, and a new, on-site workshop provides expanded opportunities for more advanced and committed students to take playwriting to the next level. Finding -- and sharing -- your voice can be a world-changing experience. You can be part of the transformation.
Brigitte Pribnow Moore
2437 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009