In case you haven’t heard – 19-20 Elly Judging Season has officially ended!

In response to the Covid 19 pandemic and the Shelter in Place edict from Governor Newsom, the SARTA Board of Directors and the Elly Judging Coordinator/Tabulator decided to end the 19-20 Elly judging season early.
Please read the letter sent to all SARTA member theatres that participate in Elly judging here.
At the present time, we don’t know if the 20-21 Elly Judging season will be able to begin on July 1, 2020 but we will keep you posted.
We are also exploring the creation of a Virtual Elly Awards ceremony that will combine both the Youth Ellys and Adult Ellys into a single online ceremony.
SARTA would greatly appreciate your financial support since we are experiencing a significant revenue loss due to the early Elly judging cancellation and the loss of Elly Award ceremony ticket sales revenue.
How can you help?
There are three easy ways to support SARTA today:
1. Become a SARTA member or renew your SARTA membership – please visit
2. Consider a tax-deductible donation via our secure website at Look for the bright pink donate button. Your donations keep our nonprofit running!
3. Donate to on Big Day of Giving – Thursday, May 7th from 12midnight to 11:59:59pm.
Thank you for your continued support of local and regional community theatre, SARTA and the Elly Award program. Please feel free to contact SARTA at 916-443-8229 or