New South Young Playwrights Festival 2023

New Five-Minute Plays by the 2023 Winners Premiered on JUNE 3, 2023 at 2pm EST!

Students, high school through college, are invited to submit completed one act plays for consideration in Horizon Theatre Company’s New South Young Playwrights Festival Contest. 20+ playwrights are selected to participate in the New South Young Playwrights Festival at Horizon Theatre in the trendy Little Five Points area of Atlanta. This week-long festival is free for participants and includes playwriting workshops, seminars, and rehearsals with professional theatre actors, directors, and playwrights.

Every year, our New South Young Playwrights Festival (NSYPF) culminates in a show-stopping short play festival! From 2020-2022, the Festival was conducted completely online! These winning plays were written by college-age playwrights all across the country and performed by professional actors.

The 25th Annual NSYP Short Play Festival has returned to an IN-PERSON LIVE SHOWCASE of the writers’ short plays that were created over their intensive week. There are 23 writers and plays.