Prescott Center for the Arts, Prescott AZ
The 2015– 2016 YPF will take place on April 10, 2016 at PCA.  Submissions will be taken from the entire state of Arizona!
  Young Playwrighters Festival      

PCA is thrilled to present the very exciting, 5th annual

Young Playwrights Festival

We congratulate the following playwrights whose plays will be produced in the 2015 Young Playwrights Festival!

First Place: HOUSE GUEST by Johann Glidden*

Second Place: CHOICES by Aiden Montgomery

                          UNREAL ENEMIES by McKenzie Springfield

Third Place: FLUFFY IS GOING TO EAT ME by Tanner Dodt


MR. DULEY'S MAGIC PIANO by Glory Glidden*

COLOURLESS by Samantha Staltari


HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT by Reyna Sanchez Figueroa



MY MONSTER AND ME by Mikala Turk

Festival Dates and Times:

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2pm and 6pm at PCA
Admission $10 at the door


For questions, assistance or mentoring, in the development of your play email Mike Breen at: or call: 928-308-5149

Winning playwrights will receive participation certificates, trophies and cash awards (First, Second and Third places), a YPF canvas tote bag and assorted items from local merchants.  The Grand Prize Award Winner and the Audience Choice Award Winner will receive trophies and cash prizes selected by an independent panel of judges and from audiences from both performances, respectively.

YPF Facebook Page!: Click here to go to the YPF Facebook Page.

YPF Twitter Page!:  Click here to go to the YPF Twitter Page.





Thank you for your interest in The PCA Young Playwrights Festival!  We are very excited to read your play.  Please pay very close attention to the following guidelines:

  • Scripts must be uploaded in a WORD or PDF file
  • Pages should be numbered
  • Plays should include a Title page with ONLY the following information:
    • Title of Play
    • Playwright’s grade
    • Playwright’s date of birth   

*No other identifying information should appear anywhere on the script.

  • Only ONE play may be submitted per student or writing team.
  • Students may NOT submit revisions of their work, however, revisions are allowed once accepted to be produced through consultations with the play's director.


Plays are limited to 10 PAGES and may only run 10 MINUTES!  It is critical to read your play out-loud to get a sense of how long it will run.  If the reading panel believes your play will run significantly OVER 10 minutes, it will be eliminated from consideration to be included in the Festival.

Fill out the following information and click 'Submit'.
In the “Teacher” field, type in your teacher’s name.
If you’re in middle or high school,
type in your Language Arts or Drama Teacher’s name, whomever you received theYPF information from.
  Thank you!


Submitter will receive an automated email acknowledging receipt of submission. If you do not receive an automated response, please call Jon at 928-541-0209 right away.

PCA will announce the Plays selected for production around the end of January, 2015.

Playwriting Tips

Click to see the 2014 - 2015 Submission Poster

You may print the submission poster for display purposes in schools, theatres or anywhere else children will see it.