The Newborn Story
Keta Newborn entered the world of theatre in 2006 after spending 12 years as a computer engineer and has already made a name for herself within the industry. What’s even more impressive is the fact that she has done it all since a brain tumor caused her to lose her memory, stripped her of the ability to walk, and forced her to learn how to write all over again. Despite the many challenges and battles Keta faced, she was “determined to live a fully functioning life” and has spent the last 10 years re-inventing herself.
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The Rimers of Eldritch
April 12 & 13, 2018
The Rimers of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson- A crime is committed in the small, bible-belt town of Eldritch, Missouri. As the court uncovers the truth, it exposes the dark underside of this all-American town. Can the youth find their own path in a town where secrets and corruption have been hidden behind the glistening rime of morality and righteousness for generations?
Thursday, April 19th at 7:30 pm to Sunday, April 22nd at 2 pm!
Anacostia Playhouse and the high-energy youth acting company the Laugh ‘n’ Learn Players present Pop-Up Books! A wonderful play bringing to life four fabulous tale by the young authors of Reach, Incorporated and Shout Mouse Press. We’re partnering with Reach, whose missions is to develop grade-level readers and capable leaders by preparing teens to serve as tutors and role models for younger students, resulting in improving literacy outcomes for both. Reach’s teen authors contribute to creation of more diverse children’s literature by writing stories that are engaging and relevant to the young readers they serve. This fun filled show is directed by the DMV’s own Thembi Duncan!
Don’t Miss it!
Running from Thursday, April 19th at 7:30 pm to Sunday, April 22nd at 2 pm!
YPT 2018 New Play Festival
May 7, 14 & 21, 2018
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020
All Performances at 7:00pm
Three Magical Nights of 15 Professionally-Produced, Original Student-Written Plays
YOUNG PLAYWRIGHT'S THEATER NEW PLAY FESTIVAL- YPT's annual New Play Festival features the amazing work of 15 talented young playwrights, from elementary, middle and high schools all over DC, Maryland and Virginia area. In three nights of performances, the brilliant imaginations and bold, new voices of our young writers come to life!
May 7, night one of the New Play Festival features plays by elementary school playwrights. Night two of the festival on May 14 features plays written by middle school playwrights. And plays by high school playwrights close the festival on May 21st.
Introducing the 2018 New Play Festival Featured Playwrights
May 7, Elementary School Playwrights
May 14, Middle School Playwrights
May 21, High School Playwrights
|Jessica Roane, Shepherd Elementary School Pearl the Dolphin||Mattie Isaac, DC International School The Haunting of Dalter Meade|
|Josie Walyus, H-B Woodlawn High School Three Cheers to Grace||Belen Gonzales, Emma Paladino and Frankie Ozug, Mundo Verde PCS Untitled|
|Amija Coleman, Washington School for Girls The Dark Path Shyann Buie, Cardozo Education Campus Discovering Alex||Jamari Munford, TubmanElementary School Where is the Sun?|
|Marley Sowah, DC International School Marley's Mystery Maria Dimalanta, Wakefield High School My Bittersweet Journey in Life||Natalie Aguilar, Tubman Elementary School Star's Adventure|
|Gabrielle Minor, Washington School for Girls Untitled Mico Seupaul, Ron Brown High School Game Over||Bryan Mercado, Mundo Verde PCS Danger Quest|
|Kemistry Ingram, Washington School for Girls Better Together Jalil Poole, Tubman Elementary School Undertale|
A World Premiere Play supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt
April 20 – June 3, 2018
Adapted for the stage by Allison Gregory Based on the books by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc. This play is part of a 7 theatre co-comission including: Bay Area Children's Theatre in Oakland, California; Children's Theatre of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina; First Stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Oregon Children's Theatre in Portland, Oregon; Orlando Repertory Theatre in Orlando, Florida; and the Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska
Directed by Mitchell Hebert
Recommended for Ages 4+
Third grade has put Judy Moody in a mood. She's got to figure out what to include in her "Me" collage, and her know-it-all little brother Stink keeps getting in the way. When the Moody family drops anchor on “Artichoke” Island, they meet Cap’n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. But they’re not the only salty dogs lookin’ for loot! Can Judy Moody and Stink outwit their competition in time? Will Judy finish her project? Come aboard as we launch this world premiere and find out!
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