The Young Playwrights Festival is BACK!

Submissions are now closed.

Winners will be announced in April and the festival will stream in July 2021!

The Young Playwrights Festival is a 28 year-old nationwide playwriting competition for writers ages 9 to 19. The 12 best plays are chosen by a panel of theatre professionals from submissions across America. In the past 28 years, we’ve produced 345 plays by these young writers.

Winning playwrights are provided careful mentoring and direction from industry professionals to help prepare their work for public performance and hone their skills, talent and confidence.

Nowhere else in the nation can young playwrights receive the prize of seeing their vision come to life on stage in a professional production featuring known actors from film, television and theatre. The plays are crafted by seasoned professional directors and each is given several public performances in a month-long Festival.


IT’S THE BLANK’S 30th ANNIVERSARY!

30 Years
31 World Premieres
78 Mainstage Productions
200+ Theatre Awards
332 Young Playwrights
800+ New Plays
5,000+ Actors
7,000+ Theatre Artists
50,000+ Audience Members

THANKS TO EVERYONE!

Help us celebrate The Blank’s next 30 years with a $30 investment in The Future of Theatre!

 


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Over the last 28 years, The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival
has produced 345 plays by young writers ages 9 to 19 selected from over 5,000 nationwide submissions.

Nowhere else in the world can young playwrights see their vision come to life on stage in professional productions with caring and capable
mentoring to help them develop their craft.

Introducing YPFuture

YPFuture is a member community passionate about investing in the future of theatre.

YPFuture’s mission is to establish and grow a robust, sustainable, and
supportive community whose contributions ensure the future of The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YPFUTURE

To become a Founding Member of YPFuture
please call us at 323.871.8018
or
email us ypfuture@TheBlank.com.

Become A YPFuture Founding Member


The Blank Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.

Blank Theatre productions are made possible in part by

 

Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Department of Cultural Affairs – City of Los Angeles
Plum Foundation
Rosenthal Family Foundation
YPFuture Founding Members
Deb and Ed Koehler
and the Raymond N. Plank Philanthropy Fund