Childsplay's mission is "to create theatre so strikingly original in form, content or both, that it instills in young people an enduring awe, love and respect for the medium, thus preserving imagination and wonder, those hallmarks of childhood that are the key to the future."
Founded in 1977, CHildsplay is a nationally and internationally respected professional theatre company that performs for children and families in Arizona. At Childsplay we believe that young people deserve to experience challenging, thought-provoking theatre of the highest artistic quality. Our respect for children's intelligence and creativity drives us to produce new and innovative works by theatre's finest artists. Equally, our undersatnding of the challenges facing Arizona's classroom teachers leads us to offer arts education resources to more than 300 schools each year. Our programming gives young people the opportunity to experience professional theatre, often for the first time. We also provide teacher resource guides and in classroom resources, deepening the artistic experience and connecting it to student learning.