Young Playwrights' Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices.

Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field (A Web Series)

In a three-part web series devised by students from Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts, three up-and-coming Black theater artists must grapple with racism, tokenism, and ethics while collaborating on a theater project commissioned by a white-led theater company. Will they come together and stay true to their art or cave under the pressures of the industry?

Written and performed by Autumn Angelettie, Ayanna Fowler, and Jaucqir LaFond and directed by Farah Lawal Harris, with sound design by Kevin Alexander and video editing by Anthony Amos.

Content warning: explicit language

Silence is Violence: The Future of the Field will be released during YPT's 2021 Spring Campaign. Adding a donation to your ticket reservation for this virtual series will support this project and future projects like this at Young Playwrights' Theater. Thank you for your support of our youth.

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Support The Future of the Field

Through March, YPT is running a campaign to raise $15,000 to support our work inspiring young people to realize the power of their voices, and sharing their brilliance with the world.

We hope you will support our campaign by adding a donation to your free ticket reservation. We are happy to announce special perks available at specific donation levels:

$25 - Nab our exclusive Silence is Violence sticker to decorate your things with love for YPT!

$50 - Receive a Silence is Violence facemask to show your support while staying safe!

$100 - Get your very own Silence is Violence t-shirt, our most in-demand merchandise item! 

$500 - Receive all of the Silence is Violence merchandise in the levels above, plus your own customized Web Series Watch Party Box Set (snacks included)!

If you donate at the $100 or $500 level, we will reach out to you after you complete your reservation to confirm t-shirt size and/or watch party box information.

If you would prefer to support our work at a different level, a donation line is available on the final credit card transaction page.

Questions about donating to our campaign?

Please contact Jessica Wisser, YPT Development Director, at jwisser@yptdc.org.