Saturday night was the Young Playwrights Theatre Giving Voice Award Gala honoring Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, donors, and the young playwrights.
The evening included food, drinks, dancing, live music by Suspicious Packages, and unique silent auction prizes.
They honored world-renowned playwright Paula Vogel with the 2013 Giving Voice Award. Ms. Vogel shared she came to the gala because she was asked by her friends and former students, Miriam Gonzales, who is Chairman of the Board and teaches at YPT, and her friend Michael Fitzpatrick who supports YPT and is on the Board at Woolly Mammoth Theatre. She believes receiving the Pulitzer Prize was a fluke and a stroke of luck. She found the greatest joy receiving it with the actors and the director of her play “How I Learned to Drive.” She recently left Yale University to teach in theatre communities around the US, including DC.
The YPT Giving Voice Award recognizes extraordinary individuals who have exemplified YPT’s spirit and vision by giving voice to the voiceless and inspiring others to realize their full potential.
Proceeds benefit YPT and inspire thousands of local students to discover the power and value of their voices and stories through playwriting.