• 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 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...
And We Will Share the Sky by Donna Latham...   Beef Junkies by Jonathan Dorf...   The Boy Who Cried Dragon by Inda Craig-Galvan...   Chubby Bunny by Jonathan Josephson and Katy Muzikar...   Directing Kids by Matt Buchanan...   Dracula of Pennsylvania by Don Goodrum...   The Exceptional Childhood Center by Dylan Schifrin...   Frog Quixote by Steph DeFerie...   Front Porch Steps by Bob Pritchard...   Girls on the Brink by Rex McGregor...   The Godot Variations by Meron Langsner...   Great Expectations: Eight Short Plays About Teens Under Pressure by Nicole B. Adkins, Will Coleman, Anne G'Fellers-Mason, Laura King, Wendy-Marie Martin, Marshall N. Opie, Jeri Weiss and Ricky Young-Howze...  HKFN: The Abbreviated Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (one-act and ten-minute versions) by Jeff Goode...   Les Examables by Don Zolidis...   Little Women by Isabella Russell-Ides...   The Matsuyama Mirror by Velina Hasu Houston...   Now You See Me by Jonathan Dorf... Prime by Ellen Margolis...   ShakeSPLOSION!!! by Andrew Geha...   Three Padded Walls by Hillary DePiano...   Xtigone by Nambi E. Kelley...   Youth on the Roof by Laura King...

Coming Soon...
Caliban's Island by Diana Burbano...   Scareville by Julia Edwards...   What's Past is Prologue by David LeMaster and many, many more!

Congratulations to the winner of the 2015 New Voices One-Act Play Competition for Young Playwrights, Seesaw by Rebecca Moretti! Runner-up goes to Tweezers by Jordan Goldberg. Designated as honorable mentions were 109 by Charlotte Page; Counter Clockwise by Courtney Clay; Follow Spot On by Hope Gilbert; Just Another One Act by Jillian Gilburne, The Note by Nicole Castelli and White Picket Fence by Morgan Soundry. Special thanks to Final Draft, Inc., the world's leading script formatting software, and Great Dialogue, for generously providing prizes.

This year's entries are now with the readers. Stay tuned for news in the summer or early fall, and in the meantime, get writing for May 1, 2017!

Featured Play

Aesop Refabled by Nicole B. Adkins, Jeff Goode, Adam Hahn, Samantha Macher, Liz Shannon Miller, Dominic Mishler, Mike Rothschild and Dave Ulrich

Anthology. 45 - 60 minutes. 3-11 males, 3-11 females (with the option of a gender-blind 3-actor cast; 3-21 performers possible).
Middle school and older.

Aesop's timeless fables get a 21st century reboot, with 8 writers putting a contemporary comic spin to the classic yarns.