Gr 7-12 The Young Playwrights Festival produces professionally each year plays written by authors 18 years old and younger. This collection from the 1983-1984 season presents a variety of materialdramatic, humorous, and satiricalwhich is entertaining to read and easily performed. But more important, this volume should serve as encouragement and inspiration to other talented young people. Statements from each author concerning himself, his work, and the production indicate that gifted individuals from whatever background, geographic area, or age group can be appreciated and rewarded. Meryl Silverstein, Meyer Levin JHS Library, Brooklyn, N.Y.