Submissions are now OPEN. Use the info on this page to help you craft your script, then use this link to submit before May 20, 2023.
Scripts will be read and scored by a panel of readers from Suze's Prescott Center for the Arts. The winning playwrights will have their plays read as part of this summer's New Works Festival!
1st Place Award--$250
2nd Place Award--$150
3rd Place Award--$100
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.
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.