By Farah Lawal Harris and Directed by Eric Ruffin
April 9 – May 2, 2020

Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE
Washington, DC 20020

At the center of Young Playwrights’ Theater’s 25th Anniversary season will be the 7th installment of Silence is Violence, YPT’s original social justice performance series. YPT investigates the impact of arts activism over the series’ 5-year history and the social issues that sparked the youth voices of Silence is Violence. Through a gripping story, YPT explores the power of art in the wake of traumatic events and takes you inside the trials and triumphs of the YPT classroom and into the thoughts, fears and hopes of our young people.

Learn more about our Silence is Violence Performance Series.


YPT 25th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, April 27, 2020, at 6:00pm
The Mead Center for American Theater, Home of Arena Stage 

Celebrate 25 years of Young Playwrights’ Theater! Join alumni, artists, audience members, friends and family for a delightful evening of fun, connection, remembrance and visioning as we salute the legacy of Young Playwrights’ Theater and dream together about the next 25 years.

Introducing Our Honorees

This year, we honor the contributions of Molly Smith, Artistic Director of the Mead Center for American Theater, Home of Arena Stage, and Thembi Duncan, Director of Arts Engagement and Education at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY.