Submissions for the Young Playwrights Festival this year open February 1, 2021 and close April 30, 2021.
Scripts will be read and scored by a panel of readers from Prescott Center for the Arts. The winning playwrights will be awarded their prizes at the 1st Festival Performance.
1st Place Award--$250
2nd Place Award--$150
3rd Place Award--$100
The winning plays, plus plays receiving Honorable Mentions, will be produced at the Young Playwrights Festival at PCA once shows are back in full swing.
The playwrights for these selected plays will be invited to participate in PCA’s Young Playwrights Workshop, working with published playwrights and PCA directors and technical staff to bring their written scripts to life on the PCA stage. The workshop will take place this summer, with performances of the selected plays.
Auditions for plays being produced, as part of the Young Playwrights Festival will be announced in late May or Early June. Playwrights are invited to audition for the selected plays, and auditions are open to all interested actors. Those who wish to audition need to be aware that rehearsals for the performances will take place during the dates of the Young Playwrights Workshop. There may be possible Master Classes included in the workshop that will be open to actors in the Festival Shows.
(***If you are submitting a play, please mark your calendar with the dates of the Young Playwrights Workshop and Festival. We want our submitting playwrights to be able to participate in this amazing experience.***)
Please enjoy a peek into our Young Playwrights Festival. This summer program is designed to provide young students and artists with the opportunity to see the plays they write come to life!
The Festival went virtual for 2020! Playwrights, directors and actors had to come up with creative new ways to bring these stories to life while respecting social distancing. These performances premiered on our YouTube channel August 16, 2020.