Performing stories and poems written by young people since 1978!
Child's Play Touring Theatre (CPTT) offers a variety of educational programs for students and teachers alike. Some of these programs include writing workshops for students in school and after school programs and summer camps for children and teens, also professional development for educators.
Learn about us and discover who we are and how we evolved in over 40 years
while staying true to our mission and goals.
Our Acting Company
For over 40 years CPTT has been supported by some incredible talent, including Alumni member Tina Fey.
Special & Upcoming Events
Learn more about current CPTT news, new shows, and upcoming events.
A one of a kind, educational musical about helping the planet.
Why Do People Love Child's Play?
Most of our productions that we have created can included writtings in the "New Voice " option, ie: "The Great Green Adventures of Rman and Earth Kid", "Kids in Charge" and Peace by Piece are all accepting new stories!
See More Productions
Over 40 years, CPTT has produced a number of notable shows and educational programs. Some of these projects include:
Kids for President! - (1988, 1992, 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) Produced in election years, "Kids for President" gives children "a unique opportunity to learn about the issues that are important to them and the election." We also performed "Kids for President!" at the Chicago Theatre for the book signing of Hillary Clinton's, "It Takes a Village".
Hands Together, Heart to Art - (2005, 2006) - A summer program for children who have experienced the death of one or both parents. Hands Together, Heart to Art became a finalist in the NCASS Creative and Innovative Awards Program.
The Great Green Adventures of R-Man and Earth Kid - (2010–Present) A comic book style show based on stories and poems written by children from around the country that shows how kids think the planet can be saved.
Global Energy: The Musical! - (2011) One most recent ongoing project focuses on different types of energy used throughout the world today and on global conservation efforts. This program also has digital backdrop and sound.
Learn about us and discover who we are and how we evolved in three decades while staying true to our mission and goals.
Explore our production pages and experience the excitement of our shows Look at our media page to listen to songs and videos.
Kids! You can share your creativity by submitting a story, poem, song or other artwork on our stories page. You can also get help ideas for topics to write about.
Educators and parents can bring our flexible educational programs to your community during the school year or sign up for a summer camp.
Our 40th Anniversary Celebration
We celebrated our 40th Anniversary on September 24, 2018.
This fun event honored our Co-Founder Victor Podagrosi.
We have videos for your enjoyment.
In 2022 we are planning to hold another benefit program. We will have more information when we have finalized our plans. We hope you join us and help Child's Play continue to have programs.
Donate to Child's Play Touring Theatre
Child’s Play Touring Theatre empowers children through creative arts education programs.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible.
Your generosity is what keeps us bringing quality programs to schools and communities.