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Events May 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm

FREE SHOW: Hot Diggity Dog!

Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) is an arts education nonprofit that inspires students to realize the power of their own voices, through in-school and after-school playwriting programs. YPT’s Student Advisory Council will present their final production of eight short plays, which explore identity, character and – yes – hot dogs, in a free staged reading!

YPT’s Student Advisory Council Presents… Hot Diggity Dog!
Friday, May 15
6:30 reception, 7:00 performance
Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Road NW

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Events March 4, 2016 at 10:11 am

YPT’s Giving Voice Award Gala

Hey, PoPville!

Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) is an arts education nonprofit, that inspires students to realize the power of their own voices. Join us on Saturday, March 12 for YPT’s fourth annual Giving Voice Award Gala, honoring Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Director Michael Kahn.

Date: Saturday, March 12
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Location: North Hall at Eastern Market

Enjoy a full open bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres, bid on unique silent auction prizes and dance the night away with music provided by DJ Matt Spangler!

Most importantly, YPT’s gala will once again highlight the inspiring voices of DC students, featuring readings by some of the wonderful young people we serve. All funds raised at the event will help us provide free arts education to thousands of low-income students across the city.

Tickets: $100
For tickets, visit

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Announcements December 17, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Roosevelt High School Community Meeting/ Announcement Tonight- 7 pm!

Petworth community and neighbors,

Tonight the Chancellor of DCPS, Kaya Henderson, will be announcing some major changes and updates on the re-envisioning of Roosevelt SHS. These decisions will have a huge impact on our students, staff, and the wider community. It is very important that DCPS gets as much feedback as it can and the community comes and shows support for those affected. Join us at 7 pm in the auditorium of MacFarland Middle School (Roosevelt’s current home) and have your voice heard!

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Food and Dining October 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Fundraiser Happy Hour @ Lou's City Bar in Columbia Heights

Join Young Playwrights’ Theater TONIGHT to celebrate our 21st year of arts education programming and professional performances!

Tuesday, 10/6/15
6pm – 9pm
Lou’s City Bar, 1400 Irving Street NW

THE DEAL: Donate $5 to YPT at the door, and enjoy an extended Happy Hour until 9pm! Happy Hour includes select draft beers, house wines and rail drinks for $5 each.

THE CAUSE: Young Playwrights’ Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices. By teaching students to express themselves through the art of playwriting, YPT develops students’ language skills, and empowers them with the creativity, confidence and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Please note that this event is only open for patrons over age 21. We hope to see you tonight!

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General Discussion July 20, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Books for Wilson

The Wilson High School English Department is launching a drive to ensure that all Wilson students have a copy to take home of each book assigned as required reading. Although research has shown a strong relationship between book ownership and lifelong learning, DCPS ensures only that a set of books is available for classroom use. Wilson serves students from neighborhoods across the city, many of whom cannot afford the expense of purchasing a personal set of required reading.

There are two ways you can help:

1) Recycle books that are taking up space on your bookshelf. Many of the titles sought (see below) have been popular reads for adults as well as teens. Bins will be available in the Wilson lobby during school hours all summer.

2) Go to Amazon and purchase books off our wish list, and these will be sent directly to Wilson.

The Bluest Eye – 100 copies
Things Fall Apart – 100 copies
Fences – 100 copies
The Other Wes Moore – 75 copies
1984 – 50 copies
The Things They Carried – 75 copies
Kite Runner – 50 copies
Their Eyes Were Watching God – 50 copies
All Quiet on the Western Front – 50 copies
No Fear Macbeth – 75 copies

Announcements March 16, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Support DC Public Schools and Turn your Donation into a Vacation

Southwest Airlines has graciously offered travel vouchers as an incentive for donations to DC Public Education Fund, the nonprofit fundraising partner of DC Public Schools. If you plan to travel in the next year, please consider this cool way to support education in the process.

Donate $200 and you’ll receive a $200 LUV travel voucher, good toward any Southwest Airlines flight in the next year. It’s an easy way to give back before you get away!

DC Public Schools is the fastest-improving urban school district in the nation, and your donation to DC Ed Fund helps them continue to advance excellence and accelerate student achievement in DCPS.

Deal ends March 23, so donate now!

Computers and Internet June 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

DC Adobe InDesign Class

Hi all,

I am looking to take a one-day class in Adobe InDesign (intro level) between July 2 and July 21. I’ve been looking for one day classes in DC, but they all seem to be two days, or not available during that time frame. Does anyone know of any places, or perhaps individual instructors, that I might have overlooked? Already tried Softek, Ledet, etc., but no luck on a simple one day intro class before the 21st. Would love to hear your advice!

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