TeenTix Blog

American Hwangap: Another Type of Rebirth

New Guard members Anya S. and Neha G. sit down with director AJ Epstein & share their thoughts about West of Lenin’s production. 

American Hwangap runs through February 25 at West of Lenin.

Last week, we were lucky enough to go see American Hwangap by Lloyd Suh at West of Lenin. The play explores the relationships of an American-Korean family, the Chuns, particularly that of the family’s estranged father, Min Suk Chun, who returns home after fifteen years to celebrate his “Hwangap” (a commemoration of his 60th birthday). Before the show, we were also able to sit down with the play’s director, AJ Epstein, to ask a...

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It’s the SLAM of the century!

​A poetry slam for the ages! Will you be there this Friday? 

This Friday, February 16th: our Community Partner, Arts Corps, presents the Youth Speaks Seattle WILD CARD Slam, part of the 2017-18 Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Series. Whether you're there to slam it down yourself or watch others at work, this is a fantastic way to spend your Friday night

Since 2003, Youth Speaks Seattle has held an annual poetry slam series to build community, showcase the next generation of...

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New Guard Visits: Wing Luke Museum

Get all the deets on The New Guard's trip to the Wing Luke Museum! 

The New Guard visits 'Teardrops That Wound' at the Wing Luke Museum

One of our favorite things about The New Guard is that teens get opportunities throughout the year to take trips to TeenTix’s Partner Organizations! A few months ago, The New Guard used their time to take a formal outing to the Wing Luke Museum. Not only did they get to enjoy a personal tour of the museum and learn about its history in in Seattle’s lively International District, but New Guardians also had a couple hours to...

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SUCCESS! All thanks to YOU.

Give yourselves the HIGHEST OF FIVES: you helped TeenTix raise $10,700.14 for our Annual Campaign, exceeding our goal of $10K!

 

 

Thanks to you, TeenTix can serve over 13,000 teens in 2018 (happy new year, BTW!) by providing those lil' passes in the mail that get teens 13-19 into TONS of arts events around Seattle. 

This year's campaign was funded by 117 individual donors, 30 of which were BRAND NEW. How cool is...

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12 Days & 12 Reasons to Give

​There are 12 days left to make a gift to our Annual Campaign!

Did you know that TeenTix gets most of its donations from teens & their parents? It’s true! YOU make TeenTix happen!

We need to raise just $360 a day for the next 12 days to meet our goal of $10,000 (that’ll allow us to send out 13,000 FREE TeenTix passes in 2018).

 

 

Here are 12 reasons to give to TeenTix:

  1. TeenTix passes are FREE!
  2. $5 tickets to the arts that can cost adults $25, $50, or even $250!
  3. ...
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BIG NEWS! The Press Corps is coming back and we’re HIRING!

We are super excited to announce that our well-loved arts criticism program, the TeenTix Press Corps IS COMING BACK!

UPDATE: Applications will be accepted for The Press Corps Manager through Dec 31, 2017.

The Press Corps promotes critical thinking, communication, and information literacy through criticism and journalism practice for teens. Since 2006, some of the city’s most talented professional arts critics from The Seattle Times, The Stranger, Seattle Globalist, Seattle Dances and more, have taught over 550 teens through workshops and...

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Recap: The 2017 Teeny Awards!

Winners, cupcakes, the art, the big $$$, and ALL THE LOVE!

2017 Teeny Award Winners, Photo by Bronwen Houck

On Sunday, September 24th, teens, parents, artists, and arts leaders gathered at TeenTix Community Partner, Vera Project to celebrate the 10th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by TeenTix arts crush, Justin Huertas and members of The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society

The Teeny Awards are planned with support from The New Guard, TeenTix’s teen governing body, and celebrate the best in local arts and culture according to...

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CONSTANT SPACE at Local Sightings Film Festival

In the first seconds of the film, a dark screen appears and fuzzy neon green text slowly types the message: It is the distant future. Mankind has conquered many galaxies, but the universe is vast. The mega-corporation Apocalypse Inc. has dispatched exploration vessels to discover new resources and possibly new life. The following is a journey of Syrinx-87.” This opening statement is frozen on the screen for a full 75 seconds...

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Fall/Winter Opportunities 2017

​Keep active this season! Find something arty, crafted for your interests.

Our partners and community do so much more than provide art(erriffic) experiences--many of them also hold programming year-round that supports your participation! Check out what's on the docket for Fall/Winter 2017. 

Henry Art Gallery
Teen Art Collective
Deadline to Apply: September 25

The creatives, the makers, and the movers of tomorrow are already here. What role do you want to play in the arts? Join the Henry...

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Welcome, Tacoma Partners!

You've been asking, we've been working.

Drumroll, please, for the newest additions to our partner list, the the culmination of our work to expand the TeenTix program, and the most fantastic first six organizations from afar...

You can now use your TeenTix pass at the following TACOMA(!!!) partners:

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2017 Teeny Award Nominations are OUT (and awesome)

The winners of the 2016 Teeny Awards. Photo by Bronwen Houck

The New Guard has deliberated and are EXCITED to share the nominees of the 2017 TEENY AWARDS!

Don't forget - the below are just nominees! TeenTix members - remember to #VOTE for your favorites! VOTE NOW VOTE NOW VOTE NOW! Voting ends September 8, 2017 @ midnight.

TEENY AWARDS 2017 NOMINEES

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

1. FAVORITE ORGANIZATION
Voted on in real-time...

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

Last year's YAAY nominees. Photo by John Ulman.

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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MADAME BUTTERFLY - a review by Henry Hossner

Puccini's MADAME BUTTERFLY at the Seattle Opera

This past Sunday, I saw the classic Puccini opera Madame Butterfly at the Seattle Opera for the first time.

The set was a series of Japanese doors, revolving around center stage. This device was simple and effective in pulling the viewer into the scene. It was lit with many colorful lights, primarily pink, white and red, which changed to create dramatic effects for the storyline.

The orchestra, with conductor Carlo...

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ReachNow + TeenTix = New Transportation Options 4 U!

Transportation is just a tough nut to crack. 

We know transportation is a BIG part of the equation when you're planning your arts-going with your TeenTix Pass, which is why we're ALWAYS looking for new ways you can see art safely and for not a lot of dough. We also know that not everyone's transportation options are the same - so we like to work with people who can help teens get around Seattle in all sorts of different ways.


We are STOKED that our friends at ReachNow...

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#2017TeenyAwards: What To See & What To Do

New Guardians Isabel, Conor and TeenTix member showing off the voting board at the 2016 Teeny Awards

You know all about what to wear to the 2017 Teeny Awards - AND we hope you've got your Teeny Awards tickets (but if not, no worries, you can do that right here!), AND you've probably noticed that the doors open (@2:30 pm) a whole hour before the awards ceremony starts (@3:30 pm) on Sunday, September 24th.

Why's that?

So glad you asked!

HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO/EAT/SEE during the pre-show red carpet/cupcake hour!


WHAT TO...

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Summer Interns in the TeenTix Office!!!

How many teens and young adults volunteer for TeenTix over the summer? SO MANY!!

Pictured: a few of our staff and summer interns chatting during our staff meeting

Wouldn't you know it? Summer is a BUSY time for TeenTix - mainly because school isn't in session, so it's the best time for YOU to get out and enjoy all the arts and sunshine that our city has to offer! Which makes total sense. This city is amazing.

So, summer is like overdrive at TeenTix HQ - we're working away, making sure our calendar entries are up-to-date with all the most important information to make it as easy as...

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2017 Teeny Awards: What It Is & What To Wear

New Guardians Meg and Esme at the 2016 Teeny Awards Red Carpet

When the summer heat dies down and the yellow buses start running again, you know it’s Teeny Awards time!


WHAT IT IS

The Teeny Awards celebrate the things teens (aka Seattle’s trendsetting young taste-makers) love in our local arts & culture scene! The winners are selected by popular vote — in other words, YOU choose which shows, exhibits and organizations should receive coveted awards such as “Best Aesthetics,” “The...

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What to See: July 2017

Infinity Mirrored Room–Love Forever, 1966/94.

Happy July! I’m Katherine and I’m back with more recommendations from The New Guard. In June, we took advantage of our summer freetime and went to a TON of TeenTix events. Some of our favorites included Sweeny Todd at ArtsWestLydia at Strawberry Theatre Workshop, and Welcome to Braggsville at Book-It. We all went to the MoPOP Summer Kickoff Party and it was so cool! What did you do in June?

This month, our number one...

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Reflections on the Rep’s “perhaps overambitious” production of HERE LIES LOVE

An unsolicited review by TeenTix member Elizabeth V.F.

Going to see Here Lies Love is an experience. It is immersive and provocative and at times incredibly overwhelming. This rock musical was written by Fatboy Slim and David Byrne about Imelda Marcos, the wife of a Filipino Dictator in the years leading up to the People’s Power Revolution. 

While the Rep’s 2016/17 season revolves around power dynamics, HLL would perhaps have been more fitting in the next season, titled “We are...

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What To See: June 2017

Pictured: Ben Gonio as Sweeney Todd. Photo by John McLellan.

Happy June and Happy Summer!

I’m Katherine and I have more recommendations from TeenTix’s Arts Leadership Society, The New Guard. In May, we saw a ton of art around Seattle! We kicked it with fellow youth arts group, the Henry Teen Art Collective, at the Seattle Art Museum and explored the permanent collection. We watched as many SIFF movies as we could fit into our schedule. We also saw lots of theater; some of our...

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