• 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!

The Last Starfighter is Now Ready for Launch!
That's right, the stage musical version of the cult 1980s film has arrived!--with a book by Fred Landau and music and lyrics by Skip Kennon (based on the screenplay by Jonathan Betuel). Teenager Alex's life in a trailer park takes an unexpected turn when he breaks a video game record, and it may just be up to him to save the universe! Click here to learn more (and hear some of the songs), or to purchase your copy or performance rights.
Whirligig is Now Available!
It's time to pick up your copy of Whirligig, the beautiful new play by John Newman, adapted from the novel by Newbery Award-winning author Paul Fleischman. When a teen kills a young girl in a drunk driving accident, her mother makes one request of him: build a whirligig in her honor in each of the four corners of America. Can he find redemption in this uplifting drama? Click here to learn more, or to purchase your copy or performance rights.
Bullying, Ink.!
Looking for a play about bullying? How about 14 of them? This diverse performable collection of short plays can be produced in any order (and leaving any out). The playwrights: 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.. Click here to learn more, or to purchase a copy or performance rights.
More Recent Arrivals...
The Astonishing Adventures of the White Weevil by Don Zolidis...   The Beggar Prince by Brenna McBride...   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...   Count Spatula by Keegon Schuett...   Cuentos de Josefina (Josephine's Tales) by Gregory Ramos...   The Frankenstein Revenge Society by Dylan Schifrin...   Future You Says Hi by Scott Mullen...   Kim Arthur and the Nerds of the Round Table by Daniel Guyton...   Know Your Role by Brandi Owensby...   The Leafy and Weedy Sea Dragons by Kemuel DeMoville...   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...   The Secret Adversary by David Hansen...   Smitten by Jeri Weiss...   Supermarket of Lost by Cassandra Hsiao...   A Tiny Tern of the Whole Wide World by Kemuel DeMoville...   The War on Little Women by Laura King...   Who Remembers Éponine’s Sister? by Rex McGregor...   Wrong Number, Romeo! by Alex Rubin...

Coming Soon...
Abby Does the Mashed Potato by Scott Mullen...   A Christmas Carol (one-act version) by Tom Smith, music by Roger Butterley...   Cinderella: The Fairy Godmother's Tale by Louise Ricks...   Clothes-Minded by Andy AA Rassler...   Enemy|Flint by Diana Burbano...   Hipster Van Winkle by Abigail Taylor-Sansom...   The Last Starfighter book by Fred Landau, music and lyrics by Skip Kennon (based upon the screenplay by Jonathan Betuel), family edition...   Medusa's Tale by Carol S. Lashof...   Me, My Selfie and I by Jonathan Dorf...   Odysseus Comes Home by Laura Lewis-Barr...   Pride and Prejudice Abridged by Laura Pittenger...   and many, many more!

Submissions are now closed for the New Voices One-Act Play Competition for Young Playwrights. We will be announcing the winners shortly! Next year's deadline will be May 1, 2018, so get writing!
Special thanks to Final Draft, Inc., the world's leading script formatting software, and Great Dialogue, for generously providing prizes.

Featured Play

Bullying, Ink. 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

Anthology. 130 - 150 minutes. 4-25 females, 3-17 males, 8+ either (6-50+ performers possible).
Advanced middle school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

Fourteen of YouthPLAYS' most exciting playwrights each contribute a short play as together they explore bullying from many angles in this collection with a widely flexible cast and running time.