WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) celebrates the 31st year of the program that inspires Chicago students to explore their histories, research their communities, and mine their personal journeys to write dynamic one-act plays for the stage. YPF is the only event of its kind in Chicago and is the second largest in the country.
Under the auspices of Pegasus Theatre Chicago, the winning teen playwrights' productions are workshopped and staged as part of its main stage season with full casts and production teams. The competition enhances language arts, encourages independent, high-level thinking and strong personal values, and influences career development for Chicago's teens.