EVCT Troupes


East Valley Children’s Theatre is especially proud of our many Community Outreach programs. Each year EVCT brings the magic of the stage and drama to thousands of children in the East Valley.

EVCT EXPRESS (ages 8-16)

Nicole Gibson Rice, Director

EVCT Express troupe is an acting troupe under the direction of Nicole Gibson-Rice.  The troupe is made up of youth age 8-16 who create a script based on a title of the performance then perform the show at a variety of venues in the East Valley.  Auditions are held in the fall and winter for the troupe.  Rehearsals are at the EVCT studio on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 pm. To schedule a performance call the EVCT office at 480-756-3828.

Congratulations to EVCT Express Troupe Members for Spring 2017

Jayden Borjas, Lilly Mason, JadenWebb, Kyndal Seamans, Olivia Buffington, Brenna Glenn, Natasha
 Dzananovic, Mya Asher and Hope Pullins

Don’t miss these great performances by Express of “Who Stole My Eggs?”

March 28 (Tuesday) 4:30 pm call for 5pm show–Fellowship Square (Brown & Center – Mesa)
April 3 (Mon) Call 7 pm for 7:30 pm show – Oasis at Mesa Palm
April 11 (Tues) Call 5:15 pm for 5:45 pm show – Discovery Point
April 15 (Sat) Call 10:30 am for 11 am show – Mesa Main Library First Street Mesa
April 15 (Sat) Call 1:30 pm for 2 pm show – Red Mountain Library North Power Rd Mesa
April 20 (Thurs) 6 pm call for 6:30 pm show – EVCT Troupe Showcase, EVCT Studio, 4501 East Main St,
Mesa $5 per person or $20 for a family up to 6 people.
April 22 (Sat) Call 10:30 am for 11 am show – Dobson Library Mesa

EVCT is seeking home schooled kids age 8-18 to be a part of its Literature Alive program this spring. Literature alive takes a story into the schools and libraries where they troupe members read a story, then act it out, do an interactive activity with the kids in the audience and then give each child in the audience a copy of the book that was just read. The troupe meets for six rehearsals and then has a week of day time performances of the show. Cost to be in the troupe is $95 which covers all expenses of the program.

To be a part of this great program call the EVCT office at 480-756-3828 to set up an interview with Karen.

Interested youth can contact the EVCT office for an interview at