Kids & Teens

Third Annual Young Playwrights Festival

Friday, March 8, 2024 - Saturday, March 9, 2024

Location: Schilling Hall at Childsplay's Campus of Imagination & Wonder 900 S. Mitchell Drive Tempe AZ 85281



March 8th & 9th

Doors open at 6:30 PM

Show starts at 7:00 PM


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A night of youth-lead theatre.

This festival is hosted and being planned and directed by the teen members of YETi (Youth Ensemble Theatre Inc). The scripts are written by Childsplay students and performed by actors of the community.


All proceeds go directly back to YETi, a program that partners teens with theatre professionals and empowers them to produce theatre from the ground up.


Concessions will be sold at the event. We accept cash, card, and digital cards.


The Earthly Candidate

Written by: Maxwell Friend

Directed by: Cadell Red & Raven Nichols

Rich Hooper: Jin Or

Christopher Beaver: Adonis Zamora

Evil Council Member: Charlotte Christman

Evil Council Member: Lindey Ashvyr

Evil Council Member: Chuck Seigel 

Good Council Member: Garrett Ashvyr


The Inventors:

Written by: Zane Harvey

Directed by: NJ Burton & Eliza Fleisher

Earth: Nat Coe

Aiden: Justin Santos

Eva: Kylie Guerrero


A Willing Lamb

Written by: Magdalyn Kruschek

Directed by: Eliza Fleisher

Eden: Percy Wetter Pierce

Dionne: Garrett Ashvyr

Selene: Lindsey Ashvyr

Death: Devon Mahon


Little Patch of Green

Written by: Phoebe Robertson

Directed by: Morgan Dos Santos

Elise: Jayleen Acuna

Daniel: Oli Pearson

Cristine: Solana Taribach

Official: Eliza Fleisher

Elise's Mother: Hira Ismail

Mayor Elsworth: Adonis Zamora


Lifely Decisions

Written by: Lily Ortiz

Directed by: Asher Johnston

Mr. Mayer: Justin Santos

Cooper: Charlotte Christman

Rosetta: Kelly Campbell Rawlings

Nova: Devon Mahon



Written by: Isadora Lacroix

Directed by: KC Rawlings

Ash: Hira Ismail

Ros: Garrett Ashvyr


Artistic Director: Jason White

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