• 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.

Let Us Find the Show for You! Need a play or musical to produce? Send us your needs (running time, cast/gender breakdown, age of performers/audience, genre preferences) and let us send you a list of recommendations!  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 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 Coloring Book by Bradley Walton...   The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Now New and Improved! by Hillary DePiano...   Cuentos de Josefina (Josephine's Tales) by Gregory Ramos...   Directing Kids by Matt Buchanan...   The Frankenstein Revenge Society by Dylan Schifrin...   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...   Proud Mary and Prejudiced Lydia by Rex McGregor...     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...   Who Remembers Éponine’s Sister? by Rex McGregor...    Wrong Number, Romeo! by Alex Rubin...
Special congratulations to Cassandra Hsiao, the winner of our 2016 New Voices One-Act Play Competition for Young Playwrights, for her play Supermarket of Lost, which is now available. Check it out here!

Coming Soon...
Count Spatula by Keegon Schuett...   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)...   The Leafy and Weedy Sea Dragons by Kemuel DeMoville...   The Secret Adversary by David Hansen...   Whirligig by John Newman, based on the novel by Paul Fleischman...   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!
Special thanks to Final Draft, Inc., the world's leading script formatting software, and Great Dialogue, for generously providing prizes.

Featured Play

The Grippe of October by John P. McEneny

Drama. 50 - 55 minutes. 13-18 females, 5-12 males (18-30 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

As the Spanish Flu epidemic carves its way through Albany, New York, teenage Alice McMahon's world will never be the same.