YAH Call for Scripts

Young at Heartland, our senior (55+) acting troupe, is always looking for new mini-scripts (really, really short) for their showcase performances and touring troupe in the community. There is a Spring and a Fall semester, where scripts will be called for. The best scripts deal with a senior moment, conflict or situation. Currently we are collecting scripts for Spring 2023 with a deadline of March 15, 2023.


We take the following into consideration when selecting scripts:

Script Details

This helps keep things uniform so we can see lines and pages at a glance:

3-5 pages

Courier font, 12 point

1-inch margins

Character name centered above the speaking line

3-5 Page Scripts

We try to keep each performance piece around 4-5 minutes.

Three pages isn’t too short. The average scene is taking at

least 1½ minutes per page.

Short Lines and Sentences

It works well when dialogue between characters is 1 or 2

sentences. Longer responses tend to slow down the

performance. An occasionally longer response is OK. Just

use sparingly.


Every script needs some sort of conflict. It can be between

people, between people and a situation, or even people and

the world at large. It’s the conflict and its possible

resolution that keeps it interesting! Better yet if the situation

is one seniors would identity with!


Humor is another essential in most of our scripts. We do

have the occasional drama, but mostly we do comedies.

Keeping it light-hearted, with banter and humor helps.

Scripts with Women

If your inspired piece calls for a male, that is fine. We have a few of those! In the past, if we don’t have enough parts for women, we have asked a playwright if they would consider altering a part to accommodate the female role.

How to Submit Your Script

Send your script to [email protected] in an email with your script attached in PDF format.

Be sure to put your full name and title of the play in the Subject Line. Once all scripts are reviewed, selections will be made and you will be notified if your script is a good fit and if we can use your script.


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