Submissions are now OPEN. Use the info on this page to help you craft your script, then use this link to submit before April 30, 2022.
Scripts will be read and scored by a panel of readers from Suze's Prescott Center for the Arts. The winning playwrights will be awarded their prizes at the 1st Festival Performance.
1st Place Award--$250
2nd Place Award--$150
3rd Place Award--$100
The winning plays, plus plays receiving Honorable Mentions, will be produced at the Young Playwrights Festival at Suze's PCA this June 4-5, 2022.
The playwrights for these selected plays will be invited to participate in PCA’s Young Playwrights Workshop, working with published playwrights and PCA directors and technical staff to bring their written scripts to life on the PCA stage. The workshop will take place this summer, with performances of the selected plays.
Auditions for plays being produced, as part of the Young Playwrights Festival will be announced in late May or Early June. Playwrights are invited to audition for the selected plays, and auditions are open to all interested actors. Those who wish to audition need to be aware that rehearsals for the performances will take place during the dates of the Young Playwrights Workshop. There may be possible Master Classes included in the workshop that will be open to actors in the Festival Shows.
(***If you are submitting a play, please mark your calendar with the dates of the Young Playwrights Workshop and Festival. We want our submitting playwrights to be able to participate in this amazing experience.***)
April 30th - Script Submission Deadline
May 8th - Writers Workshop
May 14th and 15th - Scripts and production list finalized
May 27th and 28th - Casting and rehearsals start
May 30th to June 3rd - Rehearsals and Tech week
Please pay very close attention to the following Play writing guidelines:
These guidelines may seem confining, and to some degree they are, but they are in place to best serve the festival. Authors need to be very imaginative and creative in working within the parameters. Those who do, stand the best chance to be produced.
Debra White: email@example.com
Take a look at these scripts from students who won YPF in previous years and were produced at PCA
A Dilemma of the Heart, a Plight of the Stomach
by David Wauters
The Princess Trap
by Sierra Schaible
by Aaron Ott
by Rebecca Adler
Please enjoy a peek into our Young Playwrights Festival. This summer program is designed to provide young students and artists with the opportunity to see the plays they write come to life!
The Festival went virtual for 2020! Playwrights, directors and actors had to come up with creative new ways to bring these stories to life while respecting social distancing. These performances premiered on our YouTube channel August 16, 2020.
Pictured: First place winner Tori Daniels, and Second place winner Shea Sobel, who participated in the festival in 2021.