"The Scarecrow" ​non-musical, adaptation for cast of 40 students at Issaquah Middle School in Issaquah, WA.  Commissioned by Youth Theater Northwest.​​

winking kat scripts RECENTLY PRODUCED

books for young readers and teens

 ​By request, Winking Kat is taking some of its most popular plays and translating them to chapter books and picture books for young readers.  These mulit-media books will soon be available.


(one & two-act formats)

Winking Kat musical scripts for large and small casts can be customized for your production.  We make our scripts easy to follow - with large print for younger actors.  These scripts have been performance tested for families and young audiences.          

​Something NEW! for the whole family

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non-musical & educational plays


New adaptations of folktales and fairy tales from around the world - perfect for a multi-cultural curriculum.  Original stories and plays to exercise math and problem-solving skills.

After creating this fun musical adaptation for theatres and schools, we've decided to record it and add Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure tale to our podcast library.  Like the original story, our adaptation is full of mysterious maps, buried treasure, and mutinous pirates... plus some fun songs to sing along with. Click here to listen to the podcast or search for Winking Kat Tales on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iheartRadio, Google Podcast, or your podcast provider.

"A History of Washington State in 45 minutes or less" ​currently in rehearsal with the fourth graders of Evergreen Academy in Bothell, WA.​​

photo from a production of "The Legend of Robin Hood by 4th & 5th Graders of the Brimmer & May School.  (photo courtesy of Timothy Wooster)

Treasure Island​

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"Hercules and the Golden Apple"

​performed by the fourth & fifth graders at Emily Dickinson/ Explorer Elementary Schools in

Redmond, WA.​​


Winking Kat's original musical, Balfour and The Magic Hat, is now also available on podcast.  Just search Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iheartRadio, and other providers for our podcast Winking Kat Tales. 

What is WINKING KAT TALES?  We assembled a talented group of actors and invited them to a recording studio over the past several months so they could help bring to life the musical and non-musical plays Winking Kat has created for young audiences over the past twenty years.  We began our podcast episodes with a new adaptation of Charles Perrault's classic story of "Puss 'n Boots" on September 1st, 2019.  Over 20 plays are now available, via podcast, anywhere in the world.  Winking Kat has over forty plays in our library written by the team of P. Haines-Ainsworth and Terence Alaric Levitt and produced by professional companies and schools over the past twenty years so we'll continue to add more every few months. We'll also be posting interviews and fun behind the scenes episodes for teachers, librarians, parents, and kids to enjoy.   Podcasts are currently available through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast, and all your favorite podcast channels.  Plus, you can always check out all the latest news and updates on our website,                                                               winkingkattales.com

An original musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, Treasure Island.

Book and Lyrics by P. L. Haines-Ainsworth;  Music by Terence Alaric Levitt

Copyright © 2017 by Winking Kat Books    Audio recording Copyright © 2020 by Winking Kat Books

Recommended for ages 7 to adult;  Total listening time 55 minutes (broken into 3 chapters)

Winking Kat offers dozens of original scripts and stories for young audiences

Now you can listen to the Winking Kat's favorite stories via our podcast, Winking Kat Tales

"Puss 'n Boots"

​performed by the fifth graders of Brimmer & May School in Chestnut Hill, MA.​​



​"Thank YOU for everything. It has been a pleasure working with such a  flexible, student-centered playwright/publishing company!"
      Rachel Wolf Heyman
      Lower School Drama
      Brimmer and May School​​

​With so many of us staying home this year, Winking Kat has created a new board/card game for the adults and children over 13 to enjoy.  It is called DARK DREAMS.  The game is part strategy,

part role playing game, and part ghost story.  

Winking Kat is now accepting pre-orders for delivery beginning in October 2020.  If you'd like to learn more, we have created a special website just for Dark Dreams.  Click here to visit the webpage.