2017 Winter/Spring Teen Opportunities

Keep yourself warm with these opportunities, activities, classes, workshops, and more from our partner organizations! 

Looking for something to do this Spring? Wanna get your hands on some art? Our partners have got some amazing opportunities for teens that we've compiled here for your viewing pleasure. Behold the wonder of art & community! 

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UPCOMING TEEN NIGHTS

March 3, 2017: Spectrum Dance Theatre Teen Night @ Rambunctious 3.0: The Immigrants

March 17, 2017: Edmonds Center for the Arts Teen Night @ Niyaz featuring Azam Ali

March 18, 2017: Artswest Teen Night @ Milk Like Sugar

March 31, 2017: BAM Teen Takeover: Tropical Garden Party

April 14, 2017: Sister Act: The Musical - TeenTix FREE Night

May 12, 2017: Here Lies Love: Teen Night @ SRT

SPOTLIGHT LECTURES

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Ages 13+
FREE

These free programs offer insights and resources on local and global issues. Look for one on April 13th that will cover the current refugee crisis, then another on May 4th about tackling the homelessness issue in Seattle. Register for these Spotlights here

YOUTH POET LAUREATE APPLICATIONS DUE

Seattle Arts & Lectures
Ages 14 - 19
Applications due April 24th, 2017

ATTENTION rappers, poets, writers, and wordsmiths: you (yes YOU) can apply to be Seattle's Youth Poet Laureate! Along with the prestigious title of Seattle Youth Poet Laureate, the winning poet will also receive a book deal from Penmanship Books to publish their first collection of poems. What a cool opportunity! Your writing can be in a book, all you have to do to begin your journey to fame is apply

SEATTLE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT DAY

MOHAI
Ages 13 - 18
Saturday, April 29, 2017
9 am – 4:30 pm

Calling all future leaders! During this FREE day-long event, teens will learn strategies for making an impact on issues that matter to them through engaging workshops, hands-on activities, inspiring guest speakers, and will even have the chance to win $1,000 in startup capital to launch their own non-profit organization. Get all the deets here and make sure you register for a spot. 

IMPROV FOR TEENS

Unexpected Productions
Ages 13 -19
March 4 - 25, 2017
Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm

In Improv for Teens, you will learn the fundamentals of good improvisation through games and exercises. Explore the basics of storytelling and spontaneous scene creation through strong characters, listening, narrative, self-confidence, spontaneity, and basic stage skills. The focus will be on creating ensemble work in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. Sound like a fun way to spend four weeks? We think so, too! Learn more about this class series and register now!

FRIDAYS AT THE 5TH

5th Avenue Theatre
Ages 14-18
Murder for Two - April 7, 2017
The Secret Garden - April 21, 2017 

Especially for high school students with an interest in musical theater, these workshops give students the opportunity to create the characters, sing the songs, learn the choreography, and meet with the cast and crew for the productions on the 5th Ave's stage. At each workshop, the participants enjoy a pizza party, see the show, and attend a talkback with the cast after the evening's performance--all for only $25! Get all the details here and look for even more dates in the summer. 

TEEN ACTION FAIR

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
Free and Open to All Ages
March 18, 2017, 10am-3pm

Featuring hands-on activities, powerful speakers, performances, interactive exhibits and ways to get involved, this celebration showcases youth leaders and organizations who are inspiring positive change. More details about performers, media, and a list of participants (spoiler: TeenTix will be there!!) can be found here

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
Free and Open to All Ages
March 8, 2017

Commemorate International Women’s Day and learn how innovations are improving girls’ and women’s health around the world. Hear experts share their first-hand experience helping women and girls thrive. Register here for this FREE event! Even more events like this one can be found here.

SUBMISSIONS WANTED: SEEKING UNLEASHED SCRIPTS

Pork Filled Productions
All ages, open to all playwrights of color
Deadline: March 31, 2017

Have you been dreaming of writing a play? PFP seeks scripts from playwrights of color for their new play reading festival, Unleashed: New Pulp Stories for the 21st Century, that are bold, imaginative, new work in genres such as noir, science fiction, fantasy, horror, exploration, action adventure, or any mashup in-between. Make your dream a reality! Find a full list of submission guidelines here

SEATTLE OPERA TRAINING PROGRAMS

Seattle Opera
Ages 16 - 22
July 16 - August 6, 2017 (but the registration is open NOW)

Seattle Opera has launched a new chapter in its commitment to training young artists and preparing singers for opera careers with its new Seattle Opera Academy. Presented in collaboration with Seattle Youth Symphony’s Marrowstone Music Festival, this three-week intensive training program for singers ages 16-22 offers two different programs of study: The Principal Artist Program and the Opera Chorus Program. All students participating in either program will also attend masterclasses and electives. Sound like fun? Check it out! Although this is a summer program, applications are now being accepted. Don't wait to apply

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Partners: want your class listed here? Email Leah at [email protected] with information. Must be a Winter/Spring opportunity only, or something that requires registration during this quarter. Summer opportunities will be compiled in early April. 

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