• The Locker Next 2 Mine
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  • 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...   Add Nauseam by Thomas J. Misuraca...   The Argonauts book by Flip Kobler & Cindy Marcus, music by Dennis Poore and lyrics by Flip Kobler...   Bath Time is Fun Time by Arthur M. Jolly...   Charlie, the No-Good, Really-Rotten, Cheat-A-Saurus Rex by Tommy Jamerson...   Choose Your Own Oz by Tommy Jamerson...   Clever Catherine by Rachel Bublitz..   Everything you need to know about The Scarlet Letter in 10 minutes or less by Don Zolidis...   Fire God Shows You the Ropes by Andy Boyd...   The Goodcheer Home for Broken Hearts by James Grob...   Grow Up, Girls by Rex McGregor...   How the Elephant Got His Trunk by Cary Nothnagel...   Lipstick and Heroics by Evan Baughfman...   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...   Pushed, ten short plays about peer pressure by the playwrights of SkyPilot Theatre Company...   Rumors of Polar Bears (full-length version) by Jonathan Dorf...   The Very Bad Girl Scouts by John P. McEneny...

Coming Soon...
As U Like It by Neeley Gossett...   The Catnapper Mystery by Isabella Russell-Ides...   Double Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick) by David Hansen...   Hero's Journey by Celeste Barnaby...   It's Raining Tamales by Kit Goldstein Grant...   Melodramatics or The Villain's Out of Character by Cindy Marcus & Flip Kobler...   Message to Grandma by Claudia Haas...   What Happened at the Mud Puddle by Tara Meddaugh...   The Wind in the Willows (non-musical version) by Diane Grant...   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 will be published in the coming weeks. 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.

Go to our Submit a Play page for full details on the 2015 competition, deadline May 1st!

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.