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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, as well as adult actors performing for young audiences.  All of our plays are available digitally, and most of them are available as physical copies as well.

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Scripts for theatres, schools, camps, forensics, tours and more!

Latest Arrivals...
The Adventures of Little Red Robin Hood by Katherine Dubois...   And We Will Share the Sky by Donna Latham...   The Argonauts book by Flip Kobler & Cindy Marcus, music by Dennis Poore and lyrics by Flip Kobler...   As U Like It by Neeley Gossett...   Bath Time is Fun Time by Arthur M. Jolly...   Beef Junkies by Jonathan Dorf...   Blood, Sweat, and Cheers: A Comedy About Competitive Cheerleading by Kaci Beeler and Amy Gentry...    The Catnapper Mystery by Isabella Russell-Ides...   Choose Your Own Oz by Tommy Jamerson...   Clever Catherine by Rachel Bublitz...   Dancing With Myself by Leanne Griffin...   Double Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick) by David Hansen...    Dream House: A Rainy Day Play by Jeremy Gable...   Grow Up, Girls by Rex McGregor...   Hero's Journey by Celeste Barnaby...   It's Raining Tamales! by Kit Goldstein Grant...   La Bella Cinderella by Claudia Haas...   Lipstick and Heroics by Evan Baughfman...   Melodramatics by Cindy Marcus and Flip Kobler...   Message to Grandma...   Mi Coche, Mi Quince by Susan Lieberman...   Pepperoni Apocalypse by Jonathan Dorf...   The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan) adapted by Rocco Natale and arranged by Zachary Israel Nobile Kampler...   Romeo and Juliet Revised by Daniel Glenn...    Totally Okay, Right Now by Madelyn Sergel...   What Happened at the Mud Puddle by Tara Meddaugh...   The Wind in the Willows (non-musical version) by Diane Grant...

Coming Soon...
The Boy Who Cried Dragon by Inda Craig-Galvan...   Directing Kids by Matt Buchanan...   The Exceptional Childhood Center by Dylan Schifrin...   The Ghost Moments by Randy Wyatt...   The Matsuyama Mirror by Velina Hasu Houston...   Now You See Me by Jonathan Dorf   Play's End by Jonathan Dorf...   The Superhero Ultraferno (one-act and full-length versions!) by Don Zolidis...   Warriors by Hayley Lawson-Smith...   The White Pages by Jonathan Dorf   Xtigone by Nambi E. Kelley... and many, many more!

Congratulations to the winner of the 2015 New Voices One-Act Play Competition for Young Playwrights, Seesaw by Rebecca Moretti! Runner-up goes to Tweezers by Jordan Goldberg. Designated as honorable mentions were 109 by Charlotte Page; Counter Clockwise by Courtney Clay; Follow Spot On by Hope Gilbert; Just Another One Act by Jillian Gilburne, The Note by Nicole Castelli and White Picket Fence by Morgan Soundry. Special thanks to Final Draft, Inc., the world's leading script formatting software, and Great Dialogue, for generously providing prizes.

Get writing those new plays for May 1, 2016!

Featured Play


Love (Awkwardly) (one-act version) by Maryann Carolan and John Rotondo

Comedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 4 males, 4 females, 3-6 either (8-14 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Eight juniors and seniors navigate the wonderful, painful, exhilarating and awkward minefield of high school relationships and the moments that matter the most: the first kiss, flirting, dating, breaking up, going to college and what goes through their heads as they sit in the most boring class ever.