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!
Whirligig is Now Available!
It's time to pick up your copy of Whirligig, the beautiful new play by John Newman, adapted from the novel by Newbery Award-winning author Paul Fleischman. When a teen kills a young girl in a drunk driving accident, her mother makes one request of him: build a whirligig in her honor in each of the four corners of America. Can he find redemption in this uplifting drama? Click here to learn more, or to purchase your copy or performance rights.
Looking for a play about bullying? How about 14 of them? This diverse performable collection of short plays can be produced in any order (and leaving any out). The playwrights: 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.. Click here to learn more, or to purchase a copy or performance rights.
Please Say Yes: Short Plays About Promposing!
Prom season is upon us! Please Say Yes offers up 10 short 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 a copy or performance rights.
More Recent Arrivals...
Count Spatula by Keegon Schuett... Future You Says Hi by Scott Mullen... Hipster Van Winkle by Abigail Taylor-Sansom... 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)... Odysseus Comes Home by Laura Lewis-Barr... Pride and Prejudice Abridged by Laura Pittenger... and many, many more!
Submissions are now open for the New Voices One-Act Play Competition for Young Playwrights! Visit our Submit a Play page for contest details!