Young Playwrights for Change

Join us for Young Playwrights for Change


Check out last year's theme:

No One is Alone

We are all interconnected and our actions affect each other, even in isolation. What one person does may affect others in unexpected or unintended ways. Yet, in our loneliest hour we still depend on each other for food, water, shelter, and more. To paraphrase the poem by John Donne, No one is an island. Have you ever felt alone in a crowd? Or accepted by strangers? What can make us reach across a barrier, group, or isolating situation to connect with someone? In what ways can creativity create bridges between the isolated or lonely?


Deadlines, rules, guides, and other related documents can be found below:

Deadline for submitting winning play:

YPC Rules

YPC Style Guide

YPC Creative Tips

Thank you! And Best Wishes for a successful competition!


Watch a digital viewing of last year's 2021 Runner-Up YPC Plays, featured at AATE's National Conference! Click HERE to view. 


For any questions, please contact Managing Director Alexis Truitt at [email protected]