Young Playwrights in Progress

Over the course of the next few months, these playwrights will be workshopping original, full-length plays with YPT. Playwrights will meet virtually with YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris in workshop sessions for their scripts and will present their plays publicly in two virtual readings in February and May 2021. Playwrights will complete the program in May 2021 with carefully developed scripts that they will take with them as they continue their journey as playwrights.

Introducing our 2020-21 Young Playwrights in Progress

YPT Presents - Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field

Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field addresses how the oppression of Black artists shows up in artistic spaces through the complacency of allies and the complicity of fellow Black artists, and explores how young Black artists can usher in a new woodwork when there is no “seat at the table.”

Through three webisodes following characters on a journey through the last week of 2020, Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field centers the experiences and reflections of up and coming, young, Black theater artists.

Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field