EVCT Aspiring Playwrights

East Valley Children’s Theatre is searching for aspiring playwrights to become a part of the theatre’s future seasons of performances. Contest rules and prizes are listed below.

  • All plays must be submitted to East Valley Children’s Theatre no later than March 1, 2018.
  • Playwrights must include a cover sheet with name, address, phone number and email address
  • Plays must be suitable for children to perform and for an audience of children. (Plays with small casts are not as likely to be chosen for performance; casts of 15 or more are preferred)
  • Plays must be 60-90 minutes in length. Shorter plays may be submitted but will not be considered for a seasonal theatrical production.
  • Plays and musicals must not have been previously performed. They must be original and unpublished.
  • Musicals must include a copy of the music in either manuscript or audio recording format.
  • Playwrights are not required to pay an entry fee.

* The first place entry will receive a $500 cash prize, a stipend for travel, and will be produced by East Valley Children’s Theatre in its upcoming season, if it meets all the criteria for performance. Second and third place winners will be announced and recognized.

• Winner will be announced in April, 2018


Send entries to:
East Valley Children’s Theatre
P.O. Box 20514
Mesa, AZ 85277-0514
Or email them to: Karen@evct.org
For more information or questions call EVCT at 480-756-3828.

EVCT’s Playwriting Contest winners for 2017

First Place: Beauty and the Computer Geek
By Susan C Hunter & Tom Shelton
Whittier, California

Second Place: The Royal Toys
By J.S. Puller
Chicago, Illinois

 Third Place: The Princess and the Goblins
Book by Kai Cofer, Music by Cody Gillette
Van Nuys, California

EVCT’s Playwriting Contest winners for 2016

1st Place – The Heroes of Olim by Claire Howard of Mesa, AZ
2nd Place – The Railway Children by Craig Sodaro of Phoenix, AZ
3rd Place – Musical (Mis) Adventures of Goopy and Bagha by Daniel Kellin of Honolulu, Hi

EVCT’s Playwriting Contest winners for 2015

First Place: “Sixty-Seven Cinderellas”, by Stacey Lane of Miamisburg, OH

Second Place: “Musical (Mis)Adventures of Goopy and Bagha” by Daniel A. Klein of Honolulu, HI

Third Place: (Tie) “The Heroes of Olim” by Claire Howard of Mesa, AZ
“No Fear” by Hollie Michaels of New York

EVCT’s Playwriting Contest winners for 2014

First Place – Moonprince by Drew Ignatowski of California

Second Place – Arya’s Rock: A video game adventure by Mark Smoylar of Illinois

Third Place (tie) – The Prince and the Beggar by Brenna McBride of Pennsylvania

The Magicest Most Magical Paintbrush by Joshua Mikel of Georgia
EVCT is currently accepting scripts for its 2017 Aspiring Playwriting Contest. Entries are due March 1, 2017.



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Past EVCT Aspiring Playwright Winners