• The Locker Next 2 Mine
  • 4 A.M. the musical
  • Camp Monster
  • The Mystic Tale of Aladdin
  • Jennifer the Unspecial
  • Of Plastic Things and Butterfly Wings
  • Dear Chuck at Singapore Polytechnic's Theatre Compass

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.

Let Us Find the Play for You! Need a play to produce? Send us what you're looking for (running time, cast/gender breakdown, age of performers/audience, genre preferences) and let us send you a list of recommended plays!  Email us now!


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

Bullying, Ink. is Here!
Bullying, Ink., our new collection of short plays about bullying by Diana Burbano, Hillary DePiano, Jonathan Dorf, Julia Edwards, Jeff Goode, Neeley Gossett, Bradley Hayward, Arthur M. Jolly, Laura King, Hayley Lawson-Smith, Ellen Margolis, Daniel Rashid, Dylan Schifrin and Don Zolidis... has arrived. Click here to learn more, or to purchase your copy or performance rights.
Please Say Yes: Short Plays About Promposing is Now Available!
Our second big collection of the season is here... Please Say Yes offers up plays about this modern teen phenomenon, the promposal, by Nicole B. Adkins, Will Coleman, Megan Gogerty, Neeley Gossett, Adam Hahn, Laura King, Samantha Macher, Wendy-Marie Martin, Anne G'Fellers Mason and Ricky S. Young... Click here to learn more or purchase your copy or performance rights.
More Recent Arrivals...
An Avalanche of Murder by Matt Buchanan...   The Beggar Prince by Brenna McBride...   Caliban's Island by Diana Burbano...   Chubby Bunny by Jonathan Josephson and Katy Muzikar...   Directing Kids by Matt Buchanan...   Dracula of Pennsylvania by Don Goodrum...   Frog Quixote by Steph DeFerie...   Front Porch Steps by Bob Pritchard...   Girls on the Brink by Rex McGregor...   The Godot Variations by Meron Langsner...   Great Expectations: Eight Short Plays About Teens Under Pressure by Nicole B. Adkins, Will Coleman, Anne G'Fellers-Mason, Laura King, Wendy-Marie Martin, Marshall N. Opie, Jeri Weiss and Ricky Young-Howze...  Les Examables by Don Zolidis...   Little Women by Isabella Russell-Ides...   The Matsuyama Mirror by Velina Hasu Houston...   Now You See Me...   Prime by Ellen Margolis...   Scareville by Julia Edwards...   ShakeSPLOSION!!! by Andrew Geha...   Three Padded Walls by Hillary DePiano...   What's Past is Prologue by David LeMaster...   Youth on the Roof by Laura King...

Coming Soon...
Ninja In Blue Jeans by Scott Mullen...   A Poodle More Beautiful by Stacey Lane...   Smitten by Jeri Weiss... Wrong Number, Romeo! by Alex Rubin and many, many more!

The 2016 New Voices One-Act Play Competition for Young Playwrights entries are now with the readers. Stay tuned for news in the early fall, and in the meantime, get writing for May 1, 2017!
Special thanks to Final Draft, Inc., the world's leading script formatting software, and Great Dialogue, for generously providing prizes.

Featured Play

Aesop Refabled by Nicole B. Adkins, Jeff Goode, Adam Hahn, Samantha Macher, Liz Shannon Miller, Dominic Mishler, Mike Rothschild and Dave Ulrich

Anthology. 45 - 60 minutes. 3-11 males, 3-11 females (with the option of a gender-blind 3-actor cast; 3-21 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Aesop's timeless fables get a 21st century reboot, with 8 writers putting a contemporary comic spin to the classic yarns.