“I knew voting was important. But I definitely felt like an insignificant part of the process. Now after research and gaining more information, I realize that voting is an important part of the democratic process evident by how many people try to suppress the votes of marginalized populations. So voting and making sure my voice is heard is a middle finger to all those trying to silence it."   
YPI Participant, 2019 Fall Session

youth play institute (YPI)

YPI is a professional paid internship in acting, playwriting, theater design or stage management for young adults between the ages of 16 and 21 years old; a program where youth are developing and expressing their perspectives about social justice and engaging in their lives through a political lens. Participants are paid a stipend that meets the CT minimum wage.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our YPI schedule will be announced at a later date. Please email us at YPI@hartbeatensemble.org to join our mailing list.

Click HERE for a list of  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


For information, call 860-548-9144 or email YPI@hartbeatensemble.org

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360 Farmington Avenue

Hartford, CT  06105

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