Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Hollywood, California, USA
Festival Contact Information

Mailing address:
Blank Theatre Company
P. O. Box 38756
Hollywood, CA 90038 USA

Physical address:
Blank Theatre Company
6500 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038 USA
Phone: +01 323-871-8018
Fax: +01 323-661-3903

Festival Description

Since 1993 the competitive festival has supported and encouraged up-and-coming young playwrights from around the country. The festival is develops and produces plays and musicals by playwrights under the age of 19. The winning playwrights plays are developed, rehearsed, and performed on stage by professional actors. The festival’s artistic directors are Daniel Henning and Noah Wylie.

Festival Dates June 5 - 29, 2014
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Festival Events:

Submissions 2014:
  • We are excited to announce that submissions are now open for our 22nd Annual Young Playwrights Festival! The Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Competition and Festival is the premiere nationwide forum dedicated to developing and producing plays and musicals written by playwrights 19 and younger. Since its inception in 1993, we have produced 248 plays by playwrights between the ages of 9 and 19. Experienced directors, mentors and actors work closely with the playwrights during the rehearsal process before the plays are presented for one weekend at The Stella Adler Theatre in the heart of Hollywood, CA.
    • Past winners include Stephen Karam, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, Austin Winsberg, youngest showrunner in ABC history (“Jake In Progress”) and writer of “First Date” that premiered on Broadway last fall, plus Drama Desk, Obie and Ovation Award winners, and many professional producers and writers!
    • Do you know a young writer who would be interested? Encourage them to submit their work. The deadline is March 15, 2014. All rules can be found on the website
      Submissions can be emailed to or mailed as a hardcopy to:
    • Young Playwrights Festival
      c/o The Blank Theatre
      P. O. Box 1094
      Los Angeles, CA 90078


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Practical Info:

  • The Stella Adler Theatre
    6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Floor
    Hollywood, CA 90028 USA
  • Thursday through Saturday 8:00pm
  • Sunday 2:00pm and 7:00pm
  • Validated Parking at Hollywood & Highland Center


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