The names of the plays and their writers are listed on a board at the Josephine Butler Parks Center, where members of the Young Playwrights’ Theater rehearsed plays written by kids from Washington. (JUANA ARIAS/For The Washington Post)

What: The Young Playwrights’ Theater New Play Festival. Short plays (about 10 minutes each) written by students will be performed by professional actors.

Where: The GALA Hispanic Theater, 3333 14th Street NW.

When: April 22 at 7:30 p.m., with seven fun, family-friendly plays. (Five plays for high-school-age audiences will be staged April 23 at 7:30 p.m.)

How much: Free. Seating is limited.

Information: Have your parents call 202-387-9173 or visit