Young Playwrights' Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices.

Script Guidelines

Submitted scripts must:

  • Be a complete draft with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Unfinished scripts will not be accepted.
  • Include a title page with the playwright’s name (all other contact information should be omitted)
  • Follow a consistent writing format and have numbered pages and stage directions. YPT encourages playwrights to use the Dramatist Guild’s Modern Stageplay Format 
  • Be straight plays. No musicals or screenplays will be accepted.
  • Be in either PDF or Microsoft Word format
  • Be appropriate to be viewed by a high-school-aged audience

Submitted scripts must not:

  • Have had a full production (i.e. actors off-book, design elements, multiple performances, etc.)
  • Require more than 5 actors to be performed
  • Be adaptations of copyrighted work (i.e. existing TV shows or movies)
  • Be more than 75 minutes long
  • Include explicit sexual content or graphic violence