Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Mesa Arts Center
Do you love to write stories?
East Valley Children’s Theater is looking for plays written by students 18 and younger!
Submission of plays for our playwriting contest and festival needs to be in a word document, typed and double spaced and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a deadline of December 10, 2017. Plays must be no longer than 10 minutes in length, have at least two characters, but no more than six, with a single setting.
A cover sheet needs to include the playwright’s name, age, school attending, email address and phone number.
Six plays will be selected from the entrants for a staged reading at the Festival, and will also receive a critique by award-winning playwrights.
All entrants will be guests for the staged readings, as well as guests of East Valley Children’s Theater at its February production of “Beauty and the Computer Geek”, winner of EVCT’s annual playwriting contest, with the opportunity to attend a workshop by the winning playwrights, Susan C. Hunter and Tom Shelton.
Interested in back stage work, lighting and sound design? Then you are just what we need in East Valley Children’s Theatre’s Technical Theatre for Youth program, is open to junior high and high school students age 12-18. EVCT offers instruction in the technical aspects of theatre with hands on experience. Interested youth are given opportunities to work with the theatre professionals at East Valley Children’s Theatre. All performances and technical training are at the new Mesa Arts Center. Participants get training in the areas of lighting, sound, set design & building, stage crew positions, props, rigging & flying, make up and stage management. Professionals in each field will work with the young technicians mentoring and teaching them the ins and outs of Technical Theatre.
We are currently looking for Technical Theatre for Youth participants for our upcoming 2017-2018 season and our productions of “King Thrushbeard”, “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”, “Beauty and the Computer Geek” and “Peter Pan!”. In addition to working tech at the shows, classes are provided during the year in lighting, sound, make up, costumes and set work.
For further information, contact Karen Rolston, Artistic Director at EVCT, at 480-756-3828 or via e mail at Karen@evct.org.