• The Locker Next 2 Mine
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  • 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 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.

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Scripts for theatres, schools, camps, forensics, tours and more!

Latest Arrivals...
Aberzombie by Megan Gogerty...   The Adventures of Little Red Robin Hood by Katherine Dubois...   Add Nauseam by Thomas J. Misuraca...   And We Will Share the Sky by Donna Latham...   The Argonauts book by Flip Kobler & Cindy Marcus, music by Dennis Poore and lyrics by Flip Kobler...   As U Like It by Neeley Gossett...   Bath Time is Fun Time by Arthur M. Jolly...   The Catnapper Mystery by Isabella Russell-Ides...   Choose Your Own Oz by Tommy Jamerson...   Clever Catherine by Rachel Bublitz...   Double Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick) by David Hansen...    Dream House: A Rainy Day Play by Jeremy Gable...   Everything you need to know about The Scarlet Letter in 10 minutes or less by Don Zolidis...   Grow Up, Girls by Rex McGregor...   Hero's Journey by Celeste Barnaby...   It's Raining Tamales! by Kit Goldstein Grant...    Lipstick and Heroics by Evan Baughfman...   Melodramatics by Cindy Marcus and Flip Kobler...   Message to Grandma by Claudia Haas...   Midsummer.com by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus...   Murder by Midnight by Jeff Goode...   New Voices: Winning One-Acts by Young Playwrights, an anthology...   Piñata Utopia by Christian Kiley...   The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan) adapted by Rocco Natale and arranged by Zachary Israel Nobile Kampler...   Pushed, ten short plays about peer pressure by the playwrights of SkyPilot Theatre Company...   Rumors of Polar Bears (full-length version) by Jonathan Dorf...   Totally Okay, Right Now by Madelyn Sergel...   What Happened at the Mud Puddle by Tara Meddaugh...   The Wind in the Willows (non-musical version) by Diane Grant...

Coming Soon...
Blood, Sweat, and Cheers: A Comedy About Competitive Cheerleading by Kaci Beeler and Amy Gentry...   Directing Kids by Matt Buchanan...   La Bella Cinderella by Claudia Haas...   Mi Coche, Mi Quince by Susan Lieberman...   Warriors by Hayley Lawson-Smith...  and many, many more!

Congratulations to the winner of the 2014 New Voices One-Act Play Competition for young playwrights, Hero's Journey by Celeste Barnaby, which is now published! Designated as honorable mentions were Anna by Chloe Littleton; Glass by Natasha Jokic; Perfect. Nothing More. Nothing Less. by Kendra Bowman; Sunnyside by Ursula Davy and Wes by Hanna Watson. Special thanks to Final Draft, Inc., the world's leading script formatting software, and Great Dialogue, for generously providing prizes.

The 2015 competition plays are now in their second round of reading. Stay tuned for updates!

Featured Play


Love (Awkwardly) (one-act version) by Maryann Carolan and John Rotondo

Comedy. 35 - 40 minutes. 4 males, 4 females, 3-6 either (8-14 performers possible).
High school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Eight juniors and seniors navigate the wonderful, painful, exhilarating and awkward minefield of high school relationships and the moments that matter the most: the first kiss, flirting, dating, breaking up, going to college and what goes through their heads as they sit in the most boring class ever.