Young Playwrights Festival

Over the course of the 2015-2016 season, FST received plays written by over 3,600 young playwrights, aged 5-18. Each play is read at least twice by FST staff members and community volunteers, seeking those that reveal the unique voice of the child who wrote it- a play that no adult could write. In selecting winners, FST looks for plays with an imaginative plot and character, a strong sense of rhythm in the dialogue, innate wisdom, and diverse themes.

The most exemplary plays submitted by students in grades K-6 are produced as a full-scale, professional production. This season our Under Six production, titled Imagination Adventures, will be presented to the public and in our WRITE A PLAY subscription.

Examples of 2015/2016 Winning Plays:

The Adventures of Cheddar the Goldfish
by Zander Moricz, 6th grade

The Dragon vs. the Hiccups
by Logan Weitzner, 4th grade

by Luka Perry, 3rd grade

Princess Poetry Saves the Day
by Viviana Serrano, 2nd grade

Money Can't Buy Happiness
by Patricio Esquer, 5th grade

To see all the winning plays from 2016, click here.

Submissions for the 2016 Young Playwrights Festival are closed, but we are accepting Submissions for the 2017 Young Playwrights Festival.

Submission Guidelines & Cover Sheet