Arts & Theatre

The Blank Theatre's 32nd Annual Young Playwrights Festival (OPENING NIGHT)

A graphic showing the schedule for the Blank's Young Playwrights Festival at Skylight Theatre. This schedule is available at in a screen reader-friendly format.
Free!    |  Jul 11 - Sep 11, 2024  |  8:00PM - 10:00PM

(THROUGH AUGUST 4) The Blank Theatre is proud to present our 32nd Annual Young Playwrights Festival, presenting the best plays in the country by writers 19 and under. These incredible young people represent the future of theater, and their works range across genres and topics. Every weekend from July 11 - August 4, we will premiere 3 new plays, staged and performed by professional directors and actors.

Our playwright alumni include Stephen Karam ("The Humans"), Austin Winsberg ("Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist"), Kit Steinkellner ("Sorry For Your Loss"), and Lauren Yee ("Cambodian Rock Band"). Actors who have appeared in YPF include Chris Pine (Wonder Woman), Katie Lowes (Scandal), Vico Ortiz (Our Flag Means Death), Heather Morris and Max Adler (Glee), Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order, Clueless), Dee Wallace (ET: The Extraterrestrial), Madison McLaughlin (Teen Wolf, Arrow), Noah Wyle (ER, The Librarian), Nicholas Brendon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Marsters, Tom Lenk, Danny Strong and Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell, White Collar), Josh Radnor and Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother), Sarah Drew (Grey's Anatomy), Debra Messing (Will & Grace, Smash), Angel Parker (The People vs. OJ Simpson), Parvesh Cheena and Toks Olagundoye (Frasier), Constance Zimmer (Boston Legal, House of Cards), Jerry O’Connell (Jerry Maguire), Jennifer Stone (Wizards of Waverly Place), Cameron Britton (The Umbrella Academy, Mindhunter), and more

YPF takes place at Skylight Theatre on Vermont Ave. Tickets are free, but do they sell out so make sure to reserve in advance!