City Opera House is proud to announce the finalists in the Eighth Annual Young Playwrights Festival
Young Playwright Festival entrants submit an original one-act play of 9-12 pages, are sponsored by a teacher who serves as the liaison between City Opera House and the student; and are Michigan high school students.
Finalists are matched with national playwright mentors to hone their talents and plays, see their original works produced and performed on the City Opera House stage and receive a $100 award.
by Sage Campbell
Mooncalves In After
by Carson Clark
The Baby and the Ballerina
by Hannah Gregory
The Thankless Mayor
by Jonathan Gregory
The Bizarre Syndrome of the Breaking Girl
by Clara Lick
Drowning in Watercolors
by Olivia Seymour
It Will Be Okay
by Shelby Brown
by Erin Evans
Tango of Love
by Mathew Hosler
Six Hundred and One Second
by Riley Robinson
An Absolute Picture
by Amelia Shotwell
The Definition of Perfect
by Yvanna Tica
What A Boy Does
by David Yuhaus
Entries were received from schools including Benzie Central High School, Cadillac High School, Elk Rapids Public School, Interlochen Arts Academy, Leland Public Schools, Mancelona High School, Northern Michigan Home School Group and the TBAISD Career-Tech Center Front Street Writers: Bellaire High School, Glen Lake High School, Grand Traverse Academy, Kalkaska High School, Kingsley High School, St. Mary Catholic School Lake Leelanau, Suttons Bay High School, Traverse City West Senior High School, Traverse City Central High School.
The Eighth Annual Young Playwrights Festival performance is Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1:30pm. This event is free to the community. Join us for the debut of six new one-act plays.
Your voice. Your topic. Your play.
City Opera House invites regional high school students to submit an original one-act play—just 9-12 pages with 4 characters or less—to the 8th Annual Young Playwrights Festival. Finalists are paired with national theater mentors, win $100 and see their play performed on the City Opera House stage.
Script entry deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018
Semifinalists and finalists announced: February 2019
YPF Festival: April 13-14, 2019 (for finalists)
YPF Performance: Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1:30pm at City Opera House, Free to attend
- You get picked as one of six finalists
- Your story gets told
- Your play is produced
- Your work is performed at City Opera House
- You get your own national theater mentor
- $100 in your pocket
- You get your first work performed before you graduate
One-act plays are only nine to twelve pages of script with lines and spaces for each character and you only have time for one significant event. Start writing.
- Entry form
- How to write a one act play and sample script
- Young Playwrights Festival Trailer
Educators and mentors play a vital role in Young Playwrights Festival. Educators and mentors play a key role in the success of the program. Whether you hand pick students with a passion for writing or incorporate Young Playwrights Festival into the classroom curriculum or program we welcome your support.