Prescott Center for the Arts, Prescott AZ
The 2014 – 2015 YPF will take place on March 22, 2015 at PCA.  Submissions will be taken from September 15 – December 12, 2014 and will be accepted from the following Arizona counties: Yavapai, Coconino, Apache, Navajo, Mohave, La Paz, Yuma, Pima and Santa Cruz.
  Young Playwrighters Festival      

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

Young Playwrights Festival

We congratulate the following playwrights whose plays were produced in the 2014 Young Playwrights Festival!

First Place: SAILING THE HIGH SEAS by Taylor Whittemore*

Second Place: UNDER THE RUG by Sedona Ortega*

Third Place: STAGE HAND by Glory Glidden*

A DIFFERENT NOTE by Johan Glidden*

A HERO’S SACRIFICE by Matthew Lanning* Audience Choice

IT’S TENSE by Devon Bonelli*

RING AROUND THE ROSIE by Sara D'Alessandro Tiffany Antone Grand Prize Winner

*Previously produced Festival Playwrights

Festival Dates and Times:

Sunday, Marchl 22, 2015 at 2pm and 6pm at PCA
Admission $7 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.


Youth Playwriting Workshop
Saturdays • 10 am - noon • Gateway Mall (between Spencer's Gifts and It's Just Sports)
Instructor: Mike Breen
Fall Session: October 18 & 25 • FREE!
Class participants will develop an idea for a play, create a plot, characters, stage directions, and produce a finished script. The class will meet for several sessions as a group to get started. As the play begins to take shape class members will receive individual mentoring via email, phone, and meetings at PCA. Smaller groups will be organized to do readings of the works in progress so that the playwrights can further refine and improve their play. The end goal will be to submit the plays as entries for PCA's Young Playwright Festival. Submis-sion date for YPF is approximately mid-December.

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

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!


As of 12:15pm (Thursday, Dec 11) the technical difficulties have been repaired. Everyone should be able to submit their play now.  If you still have trouble submitting, please contact Jon right away: or 928-541-0209.  Thank you for your patience.  We look forward to receiving your play!


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.