The Young Playwrights Festival at Baltimore Center Stage is now accepting new work for the 2020/21 YPF Festival.

Open Call deadline: Saturday, February 28th, 2021

Eligibility requirements:

  • K-12 student
  • Enrolled in a school (or homeschooled) in the state of Maryland

Please note that plays* should be approximately 10 minutes in length and include 1 to 6 actors. (Artists may send in scripts that involve more than 6 characters, but consider roles can double for a maximum of 6 actors).

*plays can have one writer or multiple writers; they can be poems, a series of monologues, dialogue, anything you write that showcases your voice and your creative story! There's more than one way to make a play!

The Festival will be held in late April (date to be announced soon). Winners will be notified via email and phone in early March 2021.

Winners receive:

  • a virtual production of their play with professional actors, designers, and directors,
  • a professional mentor and an invitation to Mentor Day,
  • a certificate to celebrate their accomplishment, and shout outs on BCS social media!

Questions? Contact education@centerstage.org.

Baltimore Center Stage