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31st Annual Young Playwrights Festival

The 31st Annual Young Playwrights Festival at the Blank Theatre Company is now casting our 12 winning plays for 2023!


The Young Playwrights Festival is a 31 year-old nationwide play writing competition for writers ages 9 to 19. The 12 best plays were chosen by a panel of theatre professionals from submissions across America. 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.

Most plays are 20 pages or less.

Additional project information, roles and how to submit are below! Thanks for your interest and support in our beloved festival!




Executive Producer: Bree Pavey

Producer: Annie McGrath

Associate Producer: Sarah Showich

Casting Directors: Erica S. Bream & Cara Chute Rosenbaum

Venue: Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles

**Fun note! Tickets to this production are FREE!

Rehearsals Begin: o/a June 19 - July 27
**Rehearsals for each piece run approx 2 weeks in a staggered schedule ending on July 27, 2023

Run: Each Play runs one weekend, Thursday to Sunday between July 6 and July 30, 2023

**Actors are only cast in one play each. Total time commitment for any participant is about two and a half weeks: two (2) weeks of rehearsal, one (1) weekend of performances (four total performances)


Rate: $100 flat expense reimbursement for participants

This production is Non-Equity. SAG/AFTRA members are welcome to submit.




YOUNG ADULTS: 18-24, Any ethnicity or gender to play roles ranging from high school seniors to college students. Both comedy and drama. LEAD & SUPPORTING ROLES


ADULTS: 35-50, Any ethnicity or gender. Both comedy and drama - leads and supporting roles. LEAD & SUPPORTING ROLES


FEI: 50s, Chinese, Female presenting. A grieving mother who is dealing with the death of her son. She speaks in broken English. LEAD


KYUNG MI: 40s-50s, Korean, Female presenting. A hard working mother and owner of a spa who has an encounter with a racist customer. LEAD

MI YUNG: 20s, Korean, Female presenting. A young woman upset about a hate crime that took place against her grandmother. SUPPORTING


KOREAN WOMAN: 70s, Korean, Female presenting. Speaks Korean and broken English. Is involved in a racist attack in the subway. SUPPORTING




Please click the button below to submit:


Deadline to submit: WEDNESDAY, MAY 10th by 5pm PST


Auditions will be held in person with the opportunity to self-tape for anyone who needs or prefers that option


Audition requests will go out May 10th and 11th for the following week.



The Blank Theatre is committed to the enrichment of Hollywood’s cultural life through production of first-rate theatre, education of current and future artists, and creation of groundbreaking new works for the theatrical repertoire companies in America.

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