• 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 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 Astonishing Adventures of the White Weevil by Don Zolidis...   An Avalanche of Murder by Matt Buchanan...   The Beggar Prince by Brenna McBride...   Caliban's Island by Diana Burbano...   The Carol of Tiny Tim by Laura King...   Chairs by Scott Mullen...   Chubby Bunny by Jonathan Josephson and Katy Muzikar...   The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Now New and Improved! by Hillary DePiano...   Directing Kids by Matt Buchanan...   The Frankenstein Revenge Society by Dylan Schifrin...   Front Porch Steps by Bob Pritchard...   The Godot Variations by Meron Langsner...   Know Your Role by Brandi Owensby...   Ninja in Blue Jeans by Scott Mullen...   A Poodle More Beautiful by Stacey Lane...   Scareville by Julia Edwards...   ShakeSPLOSION!!! by Andrew Geha...   Smitten by Jeri Weiss...   Stak by Stacy D. Tanner...   Three Padded Walls by Hillary DePiano...   A Tiny Tern of the Whole Wide World by Kemuel DeMoville...   The War on Little Women by Laura King...   What's Past is Prologue by David LeMaster...   Wrong Number, Romeo! by Alex Rubin...

Coming Soon...
The Coloring Book by Bradley Walton...   Cuentos de Josefina (Josephine's Tales) by Gregory Ramos...   The Leafy and Weedy Sea Dragons by Kemuel DeMoville...   Proud Mary and Prejudiced Lydia by Rex McGregor...   The Secret Adversary by David Hansen...   Who Remembers Éponine’s Sister? by Rex McGregor...   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!
Special thanks to Final Draft, Inc., the world's leading script formatting software, and Great Dialogue, for generously providing prizes.

Featured Play

New Voices: Winning One-Acts by Young Playwrights by Will Boersma, Keaton Cockrell, Marisa Kanai, Rebecca Moretti, Spencer Robelen, Danny Rothschild, Hannah Estelle Sears and Owen Stone

Anthology. 170 - 230 minutes. 20-45 females, 15-40 males, (35-85 performers possible).
High school and older.

Eight winning one-acts from the talented teen writers of the YouthPLAYS New Voices competition, who pull no punches as they explore the world in which they find themselves, taking on everything from college admissions and the dreaded driver's test to eating disorders and running away from home.