Saturday March 12, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST

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The North Hall at Eastern Market
225 Seventh Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

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Alison Beyrle, Development Director
Young Playwrights' Theater

Since 2013, YPT’s annual Giving Voice Award Gala has celebrated the power of young voices with sophistication, style and our signature brand of “eclectic elegance.”

Join us on Saturday, March 12, 2016 for YPT’s fourth annual Giving Voice Award Gala, honoring DC theater legend Michael Kahn.

Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and an open bar, bid on unique silent auction prizes and dance the night away in the beautiful North Hall at Eastern Market, all while helping YPT raise funds to support our arts education programming! 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.

Tickets $100
*Producer-Level Tickets $150 
**Producing Sponsorship $500

For more event sponsorship opportunities or more information about the event, please visit our website. 

All proceeds to benefit YPT's programming, helping us inspire thousands of local students to discover the power and value of their voices and stories in the coming year, and beyond.

*Producer-Level Guests are featured in the event program and receive special recognition at the event.
**Producing Sponsorship includes 2 Producer-Level tickets and Producing Sponsor recognition.

A portion of every ticket purchase is tax-deductible. All guests will receive a tax receipt for the tax-deductible amount of their ticket purchase following the event.

We hope to see you there!

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. We are proud to honor Michael Kahn with our 2016 Giving Voice Award.

Michael Kahn has served as the Artistic Director of Washington, DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company since 1986. In this role, he has overseen the theatre’s growth, and in 1991, he established the annual Free for All productions, making high-quality theatre accessible for all in the nation’s capital for over 20 years. As a theatre educator, Kahn held the position of Richard Rodgers Director of the Drama Division of the Julliard School from 1992-2006. In 2000, he launched the Academy for Classical Acting MFA program at George Washington University, which he continues to lead today. Kahn’s commitment to high-quality theater, education and access to the arts has helped countless artists realize the power of their own voices in Washington, DC and across the country.