Student Playwriting Application Deadline

Do You Love to Write Stories?

East Valley Children’s Theatre is looking for plays written by Students 18 and younger.

 In order to create an interest in play writing and have an outlet for those young writers who already write plays, EVCT holds an annual playwriting festival in July each year.  With plays being critiqued by published playwrights and performed in a staged reading at the Mesa Arts Center. Children 8-18 years old can apply online to be chosen as a student playwright. In this program, led by Breona Conrad, students will workshop together to create original ideas for a series of short plays, then work with their individual professional playwriting mentors in bringing their ideas to fruition. Students who have current works in progress may also submit those for consideration. The finalized short plays will be performed at our Page to Stage Festival this July 2024. All applicants need to be available to workshop and work with a mentor, in person and online, throughout the spring session and submit their finalized play by May 2024. 


Submissions need to be emailed to [email protected] by the December 15, 2023 Deadline and meet all requirements listed below.

  •  Scripts must be in a word document, typed and double-spaced.
  • A cover sheet needs to be included with the playwright’s name, age, email address, and phone number, as well as the school they attend, teacher’s name and teacher’s email address.
  • Plays must be no longer than 10 minutes in length.
  • Have at least 2 characters, but no more than 6.
  • With a single setting

 For additional information please call the EVCT office at 480-756-3828 or email [email protected].



Dec 15, 2023


EVCT Studio
4501 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205

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