The 39th Annual Young Playwrights Festival

February 12 & 19, 2021 @7pm


Produced by Keith McGill & Hallie Dizdarevic

YPF is a collection of ten-minute plays written, directed, and performed by the students of Commonwealth Theatre Center’s Conservatory. This annual event gives agency to our students and showcases skills that will make them invaluable in professional theatre.



The plays:

My Darling, My Flower by Bailey Whalen
Maybe, Maybe by Eli Turner
Penelope’s Pretty, Proper, Phenomenal Princess Party by Atticus Haden
Level Zero by Anya Cullen
Lorem Ipsum by Moss Dingman-Root
A Bad Case of Climate Change by Sophie Hyde
A Duckumentary by Sophia Retone
Allakhazam! by Meaghan Northup
Propaganda by Bailey Raisor
True True Crime by Sierra Conner
Bella & Blondie by Gracelynn Willis
Unprecedented by Jordan Moore

In this challenging time, CTC is keeping our students involved, whether in-person or online. This year’s groundbreaking festival will be all-virtual, featuring live performances (via Zoom) paired with pre-recorded, audience-free, on-site performances filmed safely at CTC. The Young Playwrights Festival engages students who otherwise might not currently have access to theatre; just as importantly, YPF is a venue for those students to express multiple talents. Many are participating in all three facets of this year’s festival: writing, acting, and directing.

With this production, Commonwealth Theatre Center embraces the possibilities of live virtual performance and welcomes the evolution of theatre as a whole. 


Dates & Times: This year’s YPF will have TWO Zoom premieres: Feb 12 and Feb 19 at 7:00. Each premiere will feature two live Zoom performances, and four pre-recorded plays. Please note that each night will feature different plays, so make sure you purchase tickets for both nights to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Price: $10 per screen, per night, with a special $15 bundled ticket option to attend BOTH nights. Registration ends on February 19, 2021.

You have the option to add an additional donation to your purchase – all donations directly support Commonwealth Theatre Center and are greatly appreciated!

Note: these performances contain mature content & language, as well as minor light strobing (for those who have medical sensitivities).