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Storytelling That Transcends Boundaries

Review of Richard III at Seattle Shakespeare Company, written by TeenTix Press Corps Member Emily B, and edited by the Teen Editorial Staff!

Sarah Harlett and Suzanne Bouchard in Richard III at Seattle Shakespeare Company. Photo by HMMM Productions.

Rarely do I enter a play with as many thoughts and questions as I had going into Richard III at Seattle Shakespeare Company. There was so much to be explored: would a historical play remain accessible not only 400 years after it was written, but 500 years after its events occurred? And what would it be like to see this play – with 21 male characters and 4 female characters – presented by an all-female cast? The answers I found...

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Join an Exclusive Curator Tour @ BAM for FREE!

You can attend this special Members-Only tour through Bellevue Arts Museum - at NO cost.

Hey TeenTixers! 

One of the perks of being a member here at TeenTix is offers like this one - Bellevue Arts Museum has generously opened 10 FREE spots for TeenTix passholders to join their Members-Only Curator Tour that’s happening on Friday, September 21st from 7 - 8 PM.

ABOUT THE TOUR

What do curators see that is different from the public? Come find out by joining BAM’s Executive Director & Chief Curator Ben Heywood...

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SPECIAL OFFER: Win a spot in ComedySportz Seattle’s HS League!

There are TWO FREE spots available, just for TeenTix Members!

Are you a high school student that loves comedy? Do you like to laugh, have fun, and make new friends? Join the ComedySportz High School League!

 

 

Every Saturday afternoon for 10 weeks, starting on October 6th, teens ages 14 to 18 years old from all around the Seattle area will come together to learn the basics of improvisational comedy through hilarious games and exercises. 

HERE'S THE DEAL: our amazing friends...

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Meet the Teen Editorial Staff!

The Teen Editorial Staff hard at work at the Editorial Intensive in August!

We are thrilled to announce the newest Press Corps program: The Teen Editorial Staff! The Teen Editorial Staff is a group of five teens who will edit and curate the content for the review section of the TeenTix blog. These five youth will lead a newsroom of teen writers who will cover events selected by the editors at TeenTix’s Arts Partners.

A statement from the Teen Editorial Staff:

"As teens, we feel that art is often...

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Calling All Teen Writers!

Apply to join the TeenTix Newsroom!

The TeenTix Newsroom is a group of teen writers led by the Teen Editorial Staff. The Editorial Staff is made up of 5 teens who curate the review portion of the TeenTix blog. Editorial Staff members decide which art events to cover each month, then assign teen writers to review them. Editorial Staff members edit all teen writing before it is published on the TeenTix blog.

Teen writers are eligible to receive a stipend of up...

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Your Voice Matters: Vote in the #2018TeenyAwards!

VOTE NOW to choose the winners of this year's Teeny Awards! 

You've got the power. 

The #2018TeenyAwards is the Biggest Little Awards Show in Seattle, where the fate of each nominee rests in YOUR hands! That's right, TEENS get to make the final decision each year about which organizations will take home a coveted Teeny Award and the sweet, sweet bragging rights that go along with it.

SO DON'T DELAY:
VOTE NOW and tell us about the art you loved seeing!

 

 

Every TeenTix...

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Announcing the Fall Press Corps Intensive!

We are excited to launch applications for the Fall Press Corps Intensive! The Press Corps Intensive is a FREE five-week arts-going and criticism practice workshop. The Fall session runs October 10-November 18. In this program,10 teens will work with professional writers and critics who will help mentor and hone your arts criticism skills. The session includes five different art events at several TeenTix Arts Partners.

You’ll...

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RSVP for Choreographic Shindig!

​Whim W'Him is offering a special deal for this highly anticipated annual event!

See the newest installation of this Whim W'Him staple: Choreographic Shindig is back and better than ever! 

TeenTix Members are encouraged to reserve up to 4 tickets for you and all your friends for this event (a rare chance to snag seats in advance with your TeenTix pass!) so don't delay - fill out this form now to see the show on one of the following dates:

Sunday, September 9th @ 8:00 PM
Wednesday, September 12th @...

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TeenTix is moving!

Find out how to get in touch with us while we change roofs.

Hey, TeenTix Members & Greater Youth Arts Access Community! 

This week we said goodbye to our headquarters of the last several years and moved our offices into the Armory on Seattle Center Campus. We're SO STOKED to return to the building where our program began 14 years ago! Celebrating this homecoming has been the perfect balance of extremely sweet and frenetic.

While this move doesn't affect our programs, it DOES affect...

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Don’t Miss Outdoor Cinema this Summer!

Three movies, one delicious deal.

Patrick Swayze in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar @ Outdoor Cinema

Our friends at Three Dollar Bill Cinema know that there's nothing better than settling down with a bag of popcorn and a movie--which is why they're not only offering FREE outdoor movies this year, but a ~special deal~ on popcorn for TeenTix Members!

That's right, TeenTix Members can get FREE popcorn when they show their TeenTix Pass at the concession stand! 

Plan to get there early to get a good seat: each evening starts...

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Join us at Seattle Art Fair this weekend!

​The PNW's most impressive gallery showcase is back! 

One of our favorite events of the year is THIS WEEKEND--join us for Seattle Art Fair from August 2 - 5. Stop by and enjoy more than 100 local, national and international galleries alongside the vibrant arts community of the Pacific Northwest!

Speedy Graphito, The Dream of Roy, 2017

We're stoked to offer our teen members exclusive access to $5 TeenTix tickets per day, in addition to a 20% discount on all ticket types for...

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Nominate A Teen for the 2018 Youth Arts Advocate of the Year Award!

2017 Youth Arts Advocate Winner Anna Walker. Photo by Bronwen Houck.

Do you know a teen who is always getting their friends to go to shows? How about a teen who works to keep arts education in school? Or a teen who creates opportunities for other teens to express themselves through art? Or a teen who pours themselves into leading a drama club, poetry slam, photography club, writing club, dance team, or WHATEVER KIND OF AWESOME ARTY CLUB? Know anybody like that?

Nominate them for the Youth...

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Congratulations to the 2018 Teeny Award Nominees!

2017 Teeny Award Winners. Photo by Bronwen Houck

The New Guard has deliberated and are EXCITED to share the nominees of the 2018 TEENY AWARDS!

2018 TEENY AWARDS NOMINEES

ORGANIZATION AWARDS
Celebrating the region’s most teen-friendly arts organizations

1. FAVORITE ORGANIZATION
Voted on in real-time at the Teeny Awards ceremony

All TeenTix partner organizations nominated except reigning favorite organization, the Seattle Repertory Theater.

2. BEST FRONT-OF-HOUSE...

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Announcing the Teen Editorial Staff!

TeenTix has been hard at work revitalizing the Press Corps program, and we've got some SUPER EXCITING NEWS: we're now announcing the launch of the TeenTix Press Corps' Teen Editorial Staff program!

The Teen Editorial Staff is a group of 5 teens who will run the review portion of the TeenTix blog. These Staff members will edit and curate the content of the blog and decide which art events are covered. This is your chance to...

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The Human Behind the Label

​Review of Sweet Land at Taproot Theatre Company, written by TeenTix Press Corps Member Emily B.!

Hugh Hastings, Michael Winters, Pam Nolte, Molli Corcoran, Tyler Todd Kimmel, Daniel Stoltenberg, April Poland and Chris Shea in Sweet Land, the Musical at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.

The battle cry “Us versus them,”and the brutal labeling accompanying it, is all too familiar today. One might not expect a seemingly simple historical fiction musical to offer a relevant response, yet Taproot Theatre’s Sweet Land does just that with touching, convicting, and joyful power.

Sweet Land tells the story of a young German woman, Inge Altenburg, who travels to Minnesota to marry a man she’s never met, Norwegian...

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Humanity and Imperfection

​Review of MUSE: Mickalene Thomas Photographs at Henry Art Gallery, written by TeenTix Press Corps Member Lily W.!

Mickalene Thomas. La leçon d’amour. 2008. © Mickalene Thomas. Courtesy of the artist; Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong; and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Mickalene Thomas’s most recent exhibition, MUSE: Mickalene Thomas Photographs at the Henry Museum and tête-à-tête is a reminder of the importance of community in the process of creating and experiencing art. The collection features Thomas’s photography and film—both lesser known aspects of her artistic repertoire, but ones that deserve just as much appreciation as the imposing rhinestone-studded paintings she’s best known for....

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Learn with these FREE Summer Mentorships!

Check out the latest FREE offer from Seattle Public Theater and Foundry10! 

Our friends at Seattle Public Theater have been doing THE MOST this year to make sure TeenTix Members have plenty of theatrical outlets, but this time they're joined by Community Partner Foundry10, offering two free mentorships on the design side!

There are 16 spots total in these ~Summer Mentorships~ in both Costume Design and Scenic Painting and Design. If you love learning how the process of costuming works OR how sets...

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SPECIAL OFFER: See Eighth Grade for FREE!

SIFF is hooking it up for TeenTix Members! 

Our ~super generous~ friends at Seattle International Film Festival are offering TeenTix Members TWO HUNDRED (200) complimentary tickets for their screening of the film Eighth Grade next Thursday, July 19 @ 7:00 PM!

The film weeds through the minefield that is modern adolescence through the view of Kayla, a thoughtful 13-year-old girl on the precipice of completing junior high. A social media life coach of sorts, Kayla...

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Hedwig Gives in to the Unknown

​Review of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at ArtsWest, written by TeenTix Press Corps Member Anya S!

Dani Hobbs and Nicholas Japaul Bernard in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at ArtsWest. Photo by John McLellan.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is not your typical Broadway musical. Instead of chorus lines and tap numbers, the show features an onstage band and 90 minutes of punk rock. On top of that, the characters are eclectic. There’s Hedwig (played by Nicholas Japaul Bernard), who struggles to come to terms with her identity after a botched sex-change operation (although she is genderqueer, she uses she/her pronouns); Yitzhak (played by...

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Family is Family

​Teen Review of Familiar at Seattle Rep. Written by Zoe M. of Cleveland High School 

The cast of Familiar at Seatte Rep. Photo by Navid Baraty.

Powerful. That's the first word that comes to mind when talking about Familiar, a play written by Danai Gurira, a well-known African American actress. This play is a masterpiece that everyone should see at least once. Drama is one of the oldest forms of entertainment, and, as humans, we love drama. This makes the play a hit for the audience as it is packed with the twists and turns that make a great family drama. Gurira draws...

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