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!
 
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PCA is thrilled to present the very exciting, 6th annual

Young Playwrights Festival

Festival Dates and Times:
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2pm and 6pm at PCA

Auditions will be held, Sunday, February 21 at PCA AT 2pm
Admission $10 at the door

The plays to be produced in 2016 are as follows:

1st Place: BEAR AND THE HUMMJINGBIRD   JASMINE JEFFRIES

2nd Place  THE CHAMOMILE CATASTROPHE   ALEXANDRE DUBROY
3rd Place: TEENAGER SYNDROME   HANNAH VALLEY

(in alphabetical order)

AD OF YOUR DREAMS     RAINA DUNCAN

A SECOND ME   COREY SEITZ

BAMBOOZLED   REYNA SANCHEZ

THE CHOICE    MATTHEW LANNING

GLUTEN FREE   GEORGIA HARRINGTON

HE CAME TO PICK UP ISABELLA?   JUDAH NEESE

TRASH TALK!   TANNER DODT

TWINKLE  KASIE RYAN


Prizes
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.

YPF SPONSORED BY:

 

 

 

Pictures of YPF 2016 available below:

ISABELLA

   

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.

*******IMPORTANT*******

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!

SUBMIT HERE

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.