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Friday, September 22, 2023

PLAYground Festival seeks TYA plays


Deadline: October 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST

Submit new plays for young audiences at this link: https://bit.ly/PLAYground2024 

Submission documents must not include playwright's name.

Plays must be intended for audiences between 5 and 18 years old, though they are not required to appeal to this entire age range.

Plays must be unpublished and unproduced at the time of submission.

Plays should be full length or intended to be developed into a full length piece (between 30 and 90 minutes).

Each play must be accompanied by a page-long cover letter, which may touch on development, significance, and goals.

Only original plays will be accepted—musicals, screenplays, and direct adaptations should not be submitted.

Playwrights can submit up to 3 plays (please fill out separate form for each play).


Purple Crayon Players will select a group of semi-finalists in early November.

All playwrights will be contacted with the standing of their submission.

Three finalists will be selected in December in collaboration with student directors.

All semi-finalists will be notified whether or not their play was selected.

The Purple Crayon Players are committed to expanding representation for young people, and see PLAYground as an opportunity to to reflect the diverse experiences of young people today.

Reach out to playgroundtyafestival@gmail.com with any questions.

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