YouthPLAYS publishes plays and musicals for performance by schools, youth theatres, community theatres, universities and professional theatres for young audiences. Our many full-length, one-act and ten-minute scripts are ideal for production, as well as for use in the classroom and for forensics and other competitions. All are available digitally, and most are available in printed acting editions as well.
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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 Young-Howze... Click here to learn more or purchase your copy or performance rights.
More Recent Arrivals...
The Coloring Book by Bradley Walton... Count Spatula by Keegon Schuett... Kim Arthur and the Nerds of the Round Table by Daniel Guyton... The Last Starfighter book by Fred Landau, music and lyrics by Skip Kennon (based upon the screenplay by Jonathan Betuel)... The Leafy and Weedy Sea Dragons by Kemuel DeMoville... Proud Mary and Prejudiced Lydia by Rex McGregor... The Secret Adversary by David Hansen... Whirligig by John Newman, based on the novel by Paul Fleischman... and many, many more!
Congratulations to Cassandra Hsiao, the winner of the 2016 New Voices One-Act Play Competition for Young Playwrights, for her play Supermarket of Lost. Look for her play in 2017!
Honorable mention goes to Fair and Foul by Isabelle Giuttari; Fairy Trail by Taylor Slaton; In and Out by Clarissa Mullig; Mischief Night by Eve Urban; Nighthawks by Brendan O'Dwyer; Olive This Awkwardness by Carissa Wang, and When the Moon Loved the Sun by Aileen Edora. Thank you to all who entered, and time to get writing for May 1, 2017! Submissions are now open! Visit our submission page for contest details!