Ananya G. gives us the long and short of her experience in this summer’s Culture Writing 101.
In June I graduated high school, and in a few weeks I’ll be moving out of my parents’ home and beginning college. Summer is drawing to a close and reflecting back on it, Culture Writing 101 was one of the coolest (although it was pretty hot) parts of my summer.
The first class was right after my freshman orientation at the University of Washington Seattle campus. I got stuck in rush-hour traffic and ended up being late to...Read more →
Be a WINNER by answering this trivia question for two tickets to LOLZapaOOPSa!
What if we told you that answering a single question could win you 1 teen ticket + 1 adult ticket for our upcoming special event, LOLZapaOOPSa? WHAT IF!? BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE'RE TELLING YOU.
A special donor has donated two tickets (1 for a member, and 1 for a companion adult) for this Thursday's event to give away to one lucky winner who can answer this question correctly:
Where (the date) and when (the name of the...Read more →
We are thrilled to share the list of nominees for the 2015 Teeny Awards! The Teeny Awards celebrate the best in Seattle arts and culture according to TeenTix members. Their goal is to elevate and celebrate youth voices in the arts community, and to acknowledge those organizations that have done a particularly good job welcoming teens over the last year.
The Teeny Awards Dinner + Ceremony, hosted by Justin Huertas, takes...Read more →
Get Your Art Out There! Build a Creative Portfolio with YouthCAN
Teen artists, get noticed! Learn how to build an online portfolio and tell the story behind your art, whether you make paintings, poems, or something completely different. Professional designer Raj Makker will teach you how to use HTML, take great photos, and write about your art. Learn design principles and find out how designers use their art skills to solve...Read more →
We know you want to see Wicked. We are here to help.
Hey there TeenTixers!
It appears that Wicked-mania is upon us. We've been getting a lot of calls and emails in our office wondering whether Wicked at The Paramount is TeenTix-eligible. Some of you have even been showing up at The Paramount hoping to buy Wicked tickets with your TeenTix pass. We're sorry to have to tell you that WICKED AT THE PARAMOUNT IS NOT TEENTIX ELIGIBLE. You see, Wicked is presented by STG, which is not...Read more →
TeenTixer April K. Visits Starbucks Headquarters
By TeenTix | June 30, 2015 | 10:45 am
About a month ago, I shadowed the jobs of members of the Starbucks Newsroom at Starbucks Headquarters. Yes, coffee heaven. Often when we imagine what something will be like, we tend to picture it better than how it is in reality. (I still consider myself a child in this aspect.) However, when I went to coffee heaven, I was out-imagined by Starbucks.
The bittersweet aroma of roasted coffee beans filled the air as I walked up...
We’ve all seen movies. We all have our opinions. But who would think that a teenager’s opinion of movies could impact anything? Seattle International Film Festival’s FutureWave program gives teens just that opportunity—for their opinions to matter and be taken seriously in the world of film.
SIFF’s FutureWave program allows youth to participate in the reviewing process of movies playing at the festival. For the 2015...Read more →
Read our 2014 Annual Report and find out!
By Holly Arsenault | May 13, 2015 | 12:50 pm
Here at TeenTix, we love our supporters more than life itself. Without you, there are no $5.00 teen tickets to the arts, no TeenTix Press Corps, no New Guard, no empowered young arts citizens, no bright future. Nothing. Seriously, you are ensuring the future of civilization. So, hey, thanks for that!
We put together this little report as a thank you, a celebration, and a manifesto. Please check it out and learn more about...
Review of Tangerines at SIFF by Sophia G.
It is 1992. In Georgia, a civil war is tearing the country apart. Estonian settlers are fleeing back to Estonia to escape. In the midst of this, Ivo and his neighbor Margus, both senior Estonian men, tend to their tangerine crop. They want to stay until the last of their tangerines is harvested, despite the war that’s coming increasingly near. When two injured soldiers turn up near their houses, Ivo and Margus take them in and...Read more →
A Handy Guide to Local Summer Programs
It's that time again: you gotta decide what you're gonna do as soon as school is over. Will you dance in a ballet? Take an improv class? Be in a rock band? It's up to you! We've created this handy guide to all the things we know about happening in Seattle this summer just for teens!
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute: Breakdancing...Read more →
Review of Angry Housewives at ArtsWest
Imagine your dear, sweet mother. She’s living a very plain life, making sure the laundry is done before starting dinner, making ends meet, and generally keeping everyone alive and happy. Now imagine that mother, who couldn’t hurt a fly, is now in a punk rock band. Hard to not laugh at, right? ArtsWest is bringing that image to life.
Directed by Shawn Belyea, Angry Housewives is a delightful musical about four wives and...
National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) Hits Seattle This Weekend
It's finally that time of year again—the time to showcase young film directors from around the world. NFFTY is a stand out among film festivals for precisely the reason stated in its title; it's "for talented youth." Don't be thinking amateur, though. The directors, all under age 24, of NFFTY's selections have the creativity, skills, and vision to put them on par with the best. These are high quality, well-produced, and...Read more →
Review of Lizard Boy at Seattle Repertory Theatre
Before Lizard Boy even begins the actors are milling around on stage, tuning their instruments, one of them half-dancing to the ambient acoustic indie rock playing over the speakers. Admittedly, it’s confusing at first, but after realizing this is an artistic choice by the director, it sets the tone as quite intimate for the rest production.
This hilarious comic book musical—written, composed, and starring Justin Huertas as...Read more →
Review of Swan Lake at Pacific Northwest Ballet
A classic work of art, Swan Lake is heartrending and technically complex, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet is well up to the challenge of this amazing performance. With music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who also composed The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, as well as complementary choreography by Kent Stowell, this is a masterful, well-choreographed, and well-rehearsed performance.
Carla Körbes is stunning in the dual...Read more →
Snag a spot with TeenTix this summer, and you'll be helping us keep art accessible for young people!
By TeenTix Team | April 20, 2015 | 11:07 am
Do you care about keeping art accessible for young people? How are you with menial duties? Do you like working alongside a group of awesome, fun people who care about art? Come and work with us! We are currently hiring for a Summer 2015 Intern.
Start Date: Flexible, as early as May 2015
End Date: Flexible, late August or early September 2015
Supervisor: Ashraf Hasham, TeenTix Deputy Director
You...Read more →
Attention high school students with a passion for the arts: The New Guard is better than puppies and unicorns.
Are you always trying to get people to go to shows? Do you value diversity + access? Are you vaguely interested in a career in the arts? Or, perhaps, you're simply the only person you know who likes opera.
Then, it seems, you're a perfect candidate for The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society! What is The New Guard, you ask? (We assume you asked. We can't hear you but we're pretty sure you're telepathically communicating...Read more →
Review of Splurge Land at On the Boards
Splurge Land sets an unfortunately familiar scene: a contemporary house party. It could be a no-parents-home situation, a typical Friday night in college, or just some young adults trying to have a good time. There’s smoking, drinking, body-flaunting, Instagramming, a bag of chips, loud electronic music, and—of course—dancing.
Kate Wallich/The YC dance through the late-night narrative of the post-net generation, one whose...Read more →
Review of Cabaret at UW Undergraduate Theater Society
In my last review of UW’s Undergraduate Theater Society, I covered The Picture of Dorian Gray, stating that this is a wonderful group, on par with the Paramount and many Broadway-level companies. Cabaret doesn’t fail to live up to the standard they set in my last review; it shimmied and shook its way above it.
Cabaret is delightfully sexy, adult, playful, dramatic, and sobering. The music is delivered gorgeously; Taige...
By TeenTix | February 19, 2015 | 12:12 pm
We are thrilled to announce our new writing class, Culture Writing, with writer Ijeoma Oluo!
Ijeoma's work has been featured in The Guardian, City Arts Magazine, the Stranger, Huffington Post, Jezebel, NY Magazine, Medium, Ravishly, SheKnows, XOJane, Time Magazine, The Awl, and The Monarch Review. Most recently, she blew up the internet by compassionately engaging a racist Twitter troll on Martin Luther King Day. (You can...Read more →
Review of Don Quixote at Pacific Northwest Ballet
Is the cold winter weather getting you down? Well, Pacific Northwest Ballet has provided the perfect solution. Take a trip to warm, sunny Barcelona with PNB’s Don Quixote. The production, choreographed by world-famous choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, captures the passion of Spain with an undertone of Russian classicism.
Based on Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s literary masterpiece Don Quixote, the ballet is an energetic...Read more →