YouthPLAYS is a publisher of award-winning professional dramatists and talented new discoveries. We license one-act and full-length plays and musicals, including works both for teen and pre-teen performers, and works for adult actors performing for young audiences. All of our plays are available digitally, and most of them are available as physical copies as well.
On the Edge: Challenging Short Plays for Teen Actors... Follow That Funny: Fifteen Short Comedies for Teen Actors... Aesop Refabled by Nicole B. Adkins, Jeff Goode, Adam Hahn, Samantha Macher, Liz Shannon Miller, Dominic Mishler, Mike Rothschild and Dave Ulrich... The Big Bad Bullysaurus by Tommy Jamerson... Camp Rolling Hills, music and lyrics by Adam Spiegel, book and lyrics by David Spiegel and Stacy Davidowitz... The Cinderella Chronicles by Susan M. Steadman... Cupid and Psyche: An Internet Love Story by Emma Rosecan, Alexis Stickovitch and Maria Hernandez... From Shakespeare with Love? by Jonathan Dorf... Golden Ladder by Donna Spector... Hank & Gretchen, book and lyrics by Stacy Davidowitz, music by Mark T Evans... Hi, We Thought You Were Dead by Kenyon Brown... Jennifer the Unspecial, book and lyrics by Matthew Mezzacappa, music by Cynthia Chi-Wing Wong... Kitty Steals a Dog by Keegon Schuett... Like a Metaphor by Emily Cicchini... The Locker Next 2 Mine by Jonathan Dorf... A Midsummer Night's Nap by David LeMaster... Much, Much Later by Susan M. Steadman... My Little Brother by Dan Berkowitz... Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings by Greg Romero... The Old New Kid by Adam J. Goldberg... Outside the Box by Bradley Hayward... Platform Nine by Rebecca Moretti... Robin Hood and the Heroes of Sherwood Forest by Randy Wyatt... Sleepy Hollow book by Judy Freed, music by Elizabeth Doyle, lyrics by Owen Kalt... Stolen Fire by Cate Mullen... Techies by Don Goodrum... What the Well Dressed Girl is Wearing by Arthur M. Jolly... Wherefore Art Thou...Todd? by Steven Stack...
Aesop and George by Claudia Haas... Alice's Birthday Surprise by Katherine Dubois... Brownies, Bicycles and Bigfoot by Callan Stout... Children of Hooverville by Hollie Michaels... Dear Chuck by Jonathan Dorf... Patagonia by Robert George... Straight Eye for the Gay Guy by Jonathan Dorf... Sweetheart by Danny Rothschild... Teen Mogul by Lucy Wang... Yard Wars by Jonathan Dorf...and many, many more!
New Voices One-Act Playwriting Competition Winners and New Competition!
Winner, Platform Nine by Rebecca Moretti
Runner-up, Sweetheart by Danny Rothschild
Calling All Young Playwrights!
YouthPLAYS is pleased to announce the third annual New Voices One-Act Play Competition for playwrights aged 19 years or younger as of May 1, 2013 (the contest deadline). Prizes include cash and software from industry leader Final Draft and critically praised Great Dialogue. Please spread the word far and wide!
Click here for the complete contest guidelines.
Before submitting, please read the guidelines and format sheet below carefully. Please be sure to submit only PDF, Microsoft Word or Final Draft files (one play per person) and only in stageplay (not screenplay) format.
Click here for a sample playwriting format sheet.
Click here for an easy to distribute "one sheet" that you can post on your wall or bulletin board.