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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.

Let Us Find the Play for You! Need play recs? Send us what you're looking for (running time, cast/gender breakdown, age group 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!

Latest Arrivals...
Aberzombie by Megan Gogerty...   Add Nauseam by Thomas J. Misuraca...   Al Dente by Sierra DuCharme-Hansen...   And Tomorrow And Tomorrow... by Carol S. Lashof...   Band-a-thon! by Don Goodrum...   Blood Royal:  A Play of the Princes in the Tower by Andrew Beattie...   Calamity by E. J. C. Calvert...   Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum by Greg Romero...   Everything you need to know about The Scarlet Letter in 10 minutes or less by Don Zolidis...   Family Meeting by Don Zolidis...   Fire God Shows You the Ropes by Andy Boyd...   The Goodcheer Home for Broken Hearts by James Grob...   The Grippe of October by John P. McEneny...   Gwen and Mary at Glenn Ross...   How the Elephant Got His Trunk by Cary Nothnagel...   K.C.@Bat music by Zachary Israel Nobile Kampler and book & lyrics by Rocco Natale...   Midsummer.com by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus...   Murder by Midnight by Jeff Goode...   New Voices: Winning One-Acts by Young Playwrights, an anthology...   Perchance to Dream:  A Sleeping Beauty's Faerie Tale by Randy Wyatt...   Piñata Utopia by Christian Kiley...   Pushed, ten short plays about peer pressure by the playwrights of SkyPilot Theatre Company...   Queen Zixi of Ix: Or the Story of the Magic Cloak by Jason Tremblay...   Rumors of Polar Bears (full-length version) by Jonathan Dorf...   Sweetheart by Danny Rothschild...  The Treasures of El Mundo by Ruth Cantrell...  The Very Bad Girl Scouts by John P. McEneny...

Coming Soon...
The Argonauts book by Flip Kobler & Cindy Marcus, music by Dennis Poore and lyrics by Flip Kobler...   Clever Catherine by Rachel Bublitz...   Grow Up, Girls by Rex McGregor...   It's Raining Tamales by Kit Goldstein Grant...   Lipstick and Heroics by Evan Baughfman...   The Wind in the Willows (non-musical version) by Diane Grant...   and many, many more!

Congratulations to the winners of 2013 New Voices One-Act Play Competition for young playwrights, Al Dente by Sierra DuCharme-Hansen (first prize) and Where the Water Meets the Sand by Will Boersma (second prize).  Special thanks to Final Draft, Inc., the world's leading script formatting software, and Great Dialogue, for generously providing prizes for our winners.  We are currently reading the 2014 contest entries, and the deadline for 2015 is May 1st, so get writing!

Featured Play

Mita, the Magnificent by Noelle Donfeld

Musical. 35 - 40 minutes. 2 males, 2 females, 1 either (optional).
High school and older performers, elementary and older audiences.

Can Mita, a sweet and always hungry termite, save her neighbors from starvation and find the friendship she longs for?