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 Resources      

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

Auditions will be held, Sunday, February 28 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

Mike will lead a class specifically designed to help authors with the development (NOT writing) of their plays.  "Write a Play for YPF" will be held September 12 and/or 19.  Go to the "Theatre Classes" page, under the "Eduction" header for full details and to register for the class. If you are unable to attend the class, call Mike to arrange one-on-one mentoring.

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 Playwriting guidelines:

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

No other identifying information should

appear anywhere on the script.

  •  Utlize only 6 - 8 main characters
  • Limited the number of set locations (1 - 2 is ideal)
  • Font size no less than 12 point
  • Use no less than double spacing
  • Use the KISS philosophy

(Keep It Simple, Students!)

These guildelines 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.

  • Only ONE play may be submitted per student or writing team.
  • Authors 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 the YPF information from.
  Thank you!


Submission starts September 8, 2015

and will close January 11, 2016


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 no later than February 19, 2016.

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.