Young Playwrights Festival

Young Playwrights Festival

April 17, 18 and 19, 2020


Young Playwrights will workshop their original plays under the guidance of theatre professionals culminating in a week-long festival of staged readings of original student created work.

The Young Playwrights Festival is a statewide festival for playwrights aged 17 and under, as well as those aged 18-22. The best 10 minute, one-acts, full-length, and Theatre for Young Audience plays are chosen by a panel of theatre professionals from submissions across the state of Michigan. Playwrights who are chosen are mentored to help prepare their work for a public staged reading.


17 and Under

  • 10-Minute Plays
  • One-Act Plays
  • Full-Length Plays
  • Theatre for Young Audiences


  • 10-minute Plays
  • One-Act Plays
  • Full-Length Plays
  • Theatre for Young Audiences


  • Deadline: All plays must be received by Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by 5pm EST.
  • Fees: There are no fees
  • Eligibility: Playwrights must by 22 years old or younger on January 28, 2020.
  • Playwrights must reside in the state of Michigan and have the ability to travel to Flint Repertory Theatre for one rehearsal and performance.
  • Co-written plays are allowed, provided all writers meet all eligibility requirements.
  • Content: Original plays can be on any subject.
  • Limit: Up to 2 plays per playwright or playwright team.
  • Format: All plays must have numbered script pages. Plays sent via e-mail must be sent as a PDF. Plays submitted by mail must be printed on one side of a page and unbound.
  • Cover Sheet: Along with the play, submissions must include a Cover Sheet with: Title, Playwright Name, Playwright Date of Birth (with year), Age, School (if applicable), E-Mail Address, Contact Phone Number, Mailing Address.
  • No Returns: Scripts will not be returned.
  • Notification: We will contact selected playwrights in January 2020.
  • Performance: Selected plays will have staged readings between April 17-19 at Flint Repertory Theatre.
  • Submit by E-Mail: Send play(S) and cover sheet as PDF with play title in the subject line to:
  • Submit by mail: Send unbound play(s) and cover sheet to: 

    Young Playwrights Festival
    C/O Flint Repertory Theatre
    1220 E. Kearsley St.
    Flint, MI 48503