TeenTix Blog

La Vie Magnifique de Charlie, le Film Très Magnifique

Review of ​La Vie Magnifique de Charlie at Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. Written by TeenTix Press Corps Member Jessie B.

Photo from La Vie Magnifique de Charlie, On-Set Photography by Melissa Simpson

La Vie Magnifique de Charlie premiered in Seattle at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival on April 20. A short film by Sewra G. Kidane, titled Proclamation Punctuation, showed before the feature film.

Official Gifs for Gee Spot Cine fashion film 'Proclamation Punctuation' ... an homage to the exclamation point!! www.ProclamationPunctuation.com

Official Gifs for Gee Spot Cine fashion film Proclamation Punctuation ... an homage to the exclamation point!! www.ProclamationPunctuation.com

Proclamation Punctuation features a woman of color, gushing...

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Carpets Are Unrolled. Nerf Guns Are Shot.

​Review of Patti & the Kid at On the Boards, written by TeenTix Press Corps Member Anya S.!

Libby King, Maya Flory-Barnes Salas, and Frank Boyd in Patti & The Kid at On the Boards

A bright, gray light illuminates the stage, which is empty except for a tired, sagging tree; two rock-like structures made of carpet; and orange cords hanging from the ceiling. The audience, hushed, waits for thirty seconds. The stage is still. Fifteen seconds more. Nothing. People start rustling in their seats. Another fifteen seconds, and an alarm clock starts blaring. Carpets are unrolled. Nerf guns are shot. Patti & The...

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Expect the Unexpected

Review of Patti & The Kid at On the Boards​, written by TeenTix Press Corps Member Emily B.!

Libby King, Maya Flory-Barnes Salas, and Frank Boyd in Patti & The Kid at On the Boards

How do you expect a play to begin?

With an almost deserted stage which remains still and silent for an uncomfortably long period? A stage which, even when filled with movement, will be devoid of voice for a large portion of the play?

Probably not. But if you come into Patti & The Kid at On the Boards expecting to witness a typical piece of theatre, you are in for a surprise.

It is difficult to summarize just what happens...

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TWO Teen Nights this Saturday!

​It's the ultimate showdown--which will you choose? 

Not just one, but TWO of our beloved Arts Partners are hosting Teen Nights at the SAME TIME on Saturday, May 19th. See what's on and make your choice this weekend! 

TEEN NIGHT @ UNEXPECTED PRODUCTIONS: Improv, laughter, and fun! Start the night with an interactive improv workshop and improv Q&A--then grab your seat to see improv in action at a professional show!

Pre-show forecasts include a TeenTix Meet-Up (a.k.a...

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Help make TeenTix better.

​Take the 2018 TeenTix Member Survey and enter to win FREE arts & culture tickets! 

TEENTIX MEMBERS: Tell us how we can make TeenTix better, describe your arts-going habits, and make your voice HEARD when you fill out our 2018 TeenTix Member Survey! It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, and we hope you'll take the time to add your feedback.

Each TeenTix member (aged 13 - 19) that fills out the survey is entered to win a ~grand prize~ of FREE tickets to each of the following: ACT Theatre, The Wing Luke...

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Thank YOU for GivingBIG to TeenTix!

A post GiveBIG love letter to the TeenTix community:

Thanks for participating and donating to TeenTix all day long on May 9, 2018.
Thanks for reading all the emails and social media. We know they're pretty silly.
Thanks for helping us raise over $20,927!
Thanks for loving art. ⭐️
Thanks for helping teens. ⭐️⭐️
Thanks for helping teens love art. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thanks for making our dreams of a bigger and better TeenTix come...

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GiveBIG SUPERSTAR Thomas Van Doren

It's ANOTHER GiveBIG SUPERSTAR highlight: Thomas Van Doren!

What’s a TeenTix GiveBIG SUPERSTAR? A SUPERSTAR is a devoted TeenTix supporter who can't get enough of the crazy GiveBIG energy. Every GiveBIG SUPERSTAR exceeds our exceptations year after year. Thomas is not only a TeenTix Board member and a lead volunteer helping us with our Teens Count project - he's also given to GiveBIG for the last 2 years. 

PLUS - we are...

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GiveBIG SUPERSTAR Erica Hudson-Gomez

As GiveBIG 2018 draws nigh, we’re so excited to highlight a very special GiveBIG SUPERSTAR: Erica Hudson-Gomez!

What’s a TeenTix GiveBIG SUPERSTAR? A SUPERSTAR is a devoted TeenTix supporter. We often suspect that these humans have actual superpowers. Erica is no exception, having served on TeenTix’s Advisory Council since 2016, helping TeenTix do important work for Teens Count!

Not only that, but this year Erica has SUPER...

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New Guard Applications are OPEN!

Apply today to be a teen ambassador for TeenTix: The New Guard is now accepting new members! 

Are you passionate about youth arts access? Do you organize artsy outings with your friends? Are you in the know about Seattle's arts scene and want to explore even more? This application is FOR YOU. 

The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society is formally an arts leadership training program, but really this group is the heart and soul of TeenTix. New Guardians play a central role in guiding the development of TeenTix...

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2018 Summer Opportunities for Teens

​Stay active & keep your creativity going this summer with these exciting classes, workshops, and camps! 

Participants from The Residency, a hip-hop summer intensive at MoPOP

It's the most wonderful time of the year: SUMMER. Below is a comprehensive list of ALL OUR PARTNERS' opportunities for youth this year, conveniently separated by genre. Dive in and make this summer the best one yet! 

DANCE

Samba w/ Live Music @ Abbey Arts
Mondays, 7 - 8:30 PM (drop-ins ok) 
All ages
With a live Brazilian band, you will learn dances marked by the driving, rapturous beat of Samba. Remember to wear...

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Work with TeenTix

We've got opportunities for Spring and Summer! 

Are you a TeenTix superfan? Do you want to get an inside look behind the scenes of what we do and make arts access happen for teens across Washington state? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE. Peruse our positions below and apply today

TeenTix Pass Program Intern | Spring 2018
Help hundreds of teens (yes, HUNDREDS) get affordable arts access every week. We're looking for someone who can focus solely on getting a TeenTix Pass to every...

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Jaw-Dropping Feats of Acrobatics

​Read this review of the 2018 Moisture Festival by New Guard member, Anya S.!

The 2018 Moisture Festival runs through April 8!

The first thing I noticed upon my arrival to the Moisture Festival at Hale’s Palladium was the long line that wound out the door. I knew the show was “family-friendly” (I was at a matinee, after all), but had interpreted the term more loosely, in a there-may-be-swearing-bring-kids-at-your-own-risk sort of way. But the number of young kids in line with their parents surprised me.

Once inside, I chose a seat in the...

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Your art could be featured!

Apply now to see or perform your art in the all-teen-curated Teen Arts & Opportunity Fair! 

One of our favorite things about The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society is that it opens doors for teens to create and curate the art they want to see in the world. In true youth arts leadership fashion, New Guard members Abbey S. and Esme D. are piloting a brand new annual program: the Teen Arts & Opportunity Fair, happening May 6th at Washington Hall! 

From Abbey: "This is an event where teens can come with their...

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Apply Now: FREE Improv Class for TeenTix Members!

​Mistakes? NAH. They're gifts! Learn the ways of Improv with Unexpected Productions in this FREE class.

If you love fun, laughing, and building skills in public speaking & self-confidence--this class is for you! Our longtime Arts Partner Unexpected Productions is very generously offering TeenTix members the opportunity to take Teen Improv 101: Dynamic YouthProv! for FREE

Learn more about this class and apply now! Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Teen Improv 100: Dynamic YouthProv!
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THROWBACK: Three Teen Takes on PNB’s One Flat Thing

PNB dancers in the 2018 production of "One Flat Thing" by William Forsythe

When Pacific Northwest Ballet premiered William Forsythe's One Flat Thing Reproduced in 2008 it caused quite a stir, polarizing audiences and prompting questions about what defines "ballet." In early versions of the Press Corps, teen reviewers tackled the debut of One Flat Thing. Read these impressions from 10 years ago, then go see it for yourself! The piece has been remounted this weekend in PNB's Director's Choice program! ...Read more →

Meet ALL-CAMP: Connecting you to local music, art, and people.

ALL-CAMP is a community dedicated to building creative and supportive live music and arts experiences for all ages. Launching just this year, ALL-CAMP has already helped produce a Teen Night with TeenTix, and has another upcoming event that will introduce you to new people and music.

Opportunity Alert: ALL-CAMP is also looking for a group of people ages 13-20 to work with them to make the experiences described above happen....

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Hit the town with Penguin Productions!

​Shows. Talkbacks. Group discussions. Penguins on the Town has what you're looking for! 

Does theatre get your brain juices flowing? Do you love talkbacks with cast and crew? Do you love dissecting the meaning of art with a group of peers?

Penguin Productions, one of our newest Community Partners, has what you need! They're gearing up to offer a new quarter of this play-going and discussion class, and you're invited to join them. Get all the deets below:

Penguins on the Town | more info
Ages: 13 - 18
Dates:...

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Twelfth Night Camp @ SPT: FREE for TeenTix Members

Brighten up your after-school schedule with this FREE camp from Seattle Public Theater! 

TeenTix's beloved Arts Partner, Seattle Public Theater, is offering limited FREE spaces in this drama camp for a few lucky TeenTix members! 

PRODUCTION: Twelfth Night or As You Will

Be a part of a production of one of the most famous romantic comedies of all time: Twelfth Night is the story of outsider Viola, who washes up in an unfamiliar country and has to disguise herself as a man. Filled with love, misunderstandings...

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This weekend: two Teen Nights are better than one.

​Enjoy the perks of your TeenTix Pass with this weekend packed with Teen Nights! 

Two Teen Nights. One amazing weekend.

On March 2 & 3, TeenTix and a couple of our many treasured Arts Partners bring you two very special events. Check out the ever-growing perks of having a TeenTix Pass, below!

 

MARCH 2 @ FREMONT ABBEY: Tunes, friends, and fun! Get a lil' piece of the Soul Selections Series, curated by none other than superstar SassyBlack.
Pre-show forecasts include a TeenTix Meet-Up (a.k.a snacks,...

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FREE for TeenTix Members: 14/48 Winter Break Camp

​Seattle Public Theater is offering a camp starring the quickest theater festival in the world! TeenTix members can apply today for a free spot. 

Being a TeenTix member has all SORTS of benefits: $5 tickets to the arts, exclusive arts events, snacks, and now this! Seattle Public Theater and 14/48: The World's Quickest Theater Festival are teaming up to bring you this Winter Break Camp. TeenTix members are encouraged to apply here to snag a FREE spot in this camp. Don't wait! Spots are limited, and the camp starts next Monday, February 19th

Here are the deets:

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