TeenTix Blog

Introducing our NEWEST partners!

A visual artist paints a picture while musicians and poets do their thing during Abbey Arts' oldest and most beloved event, THE ROUND, on 2nd Tuesdays at the Fremont Abbey.

Every year, we here at TeenTix get SO MANY REQUESTS from arts-presenting organizations to join our multi-faceted roster. TeenTix staff vets them, and The New Guard decide whether they're relevant to teen arts-going wants/needs/desires.

Well, today, we're stoked to present FIVE BRAND NEW TeenTix partners! Help us welcome CHOP SHOP Contemporary Dance Festival, ComedySportz Improv, Copious Love Productions, 18th & Union, and...

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What to See: April 2017

Happy Spring! I’m Katherine and I’m back with more recommendations from The New Guard, TeenTix’s youth leadership board. During March, we saw many different plays, films, and art exhibits. Some of our personal favorites were the Moisture Festival, SIFF movies, and Dry Powder at Seattle Rep (which is still running!). What did you see in March?

This month, we have three main recommendations. Firstly, the amazing Terracotta...

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Get to the art you love faster, easier, and safer.

What if the hassle of transportation was made easy? 

​We totally get it - transportation can be hard to navigate, especially at night. So much so that it can even prevent teens from getting to see the cool stuff our city has to offer. We also know that transportation to and from the art you want to see has to be parent AND teen approved. 

SO, check this out: Uber has just launched a new Teen Account program where teens can have their own account that connects to an...

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What to See: March 2017

Each of the 60 paintings in Jacob Lawrence's Great Migration series is accompanied with a caption. "One of the largest race riots occurred in East St. Louis." Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art.

Happy March, TeenTix members!

I’m Katherine, a member of The New Guard, TeenTix’s youth leadership board. We’re excited to bring you our recommendations for upcoming shows and TeenTix-eligible events! (Hopefully, this will become a monthly tradition.)

Last month, New Guard members went to a LOT of events. Some of our favorites were Cendrillion at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Sound Off! at MoPOP, and Well at Seattle Rep....

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“I Am Not Your Negro”: All Too Real Today

by Haley Witt, TeenTix Member & Seattle University Spectator Staff Writer

As the film opens, the voice of Samuel L. Jackson is rich and deep—almost booming. His capacity for intensity made him an arguably perfect choice to narrate this documentary. Typewriter clicks accompanied words on the screen, words from a letter written by James Baldwin to his literary agent. In the correspondence, he described the book he was writing, which would be titled “Remember This House”. After his death in 1987,...

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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...

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Seattle Opera’s: La Traviata

An opera for die-hard-opera-fanatics and opera-newbies alike!

Joshua Dennis (Alfredo), Corinne Winters (Violetta) and cast members of Seattle Opera's "La traviata." Philip Newton photo

After attending Seattle Opera’s: La Traviata, I can officially say that I have been to the Opera!
As a die-hard-theater-goer, I figured it was high time I had my first operatic experience, but I was unsure of where or what to attend as a newcomer. Luckily, I had the perfect friend to phone! I immediately rang my wonderful sister- a trained singer, an opera fanatic and a Senior in the Audio Engineering Program at Evergreen...

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Thank You For Your Support!

Thanks for all you do to support TeenTix. Together we can make Seattle's art scene accessable to ALL teens and empower our youth to become engaged citizens, arts advocates, and civic leaders in our community. 

 

 

P.S. - It's not too late to help us provide over 15,000 teens with TeenTix passes this year!


GIVE TODAY to help us provide teens an opportunity to develop into engaged, civic leaders through access to...

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Get Your Sugarplums On: 2016!

PNB is gracing TeenTix members with TWO CHANCES (!!) to see The Nutcracker with your TeenTix pass, BOTH on Wednesday, December 28th, 2017!

PNB soloist Joshua Grant as the Mouse King, and PNB School student Joh Morrill as the Nutcracker in the battle scene from George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Photo © Angela Sterling.

As all you old school TeenTix-ers know, Pacific Northwest Ballet's wildly popular Nutcracker ballet is the only PNB show all year that is NOT TeenTix eligible. However, because they <3 us so much, PNB always puts aside a little stash of TeenTix tickets for one Nutcracker performance each year. It is an amazing, annual tradition that draws teens from far and wide. You won't want to miss it.

This year, PNB is holding TeenTix...

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Stage Fright Done Right

Stage Fright is Hugo House's monthly Teen-Open-Mic-Night, and if you're a young writer looking for a place to explore and express your art Stage Fright is the event for you! 

A few teens from November's Stage Fright!

Stage Fright is a monthly Open-Mic-Night for, about, and lead by TEENS at Hugo House!

It is the place to be if you feel like being surrounded by inspirational writing AND writers. It takes place one Wednesday of every month in the Hugo House Cabaret and includes snacks, snaps, and snazzy MCs from the Young Writers Cohort. The environment is incredibly warm, welcoming, and had a palpable WOW-Factor as the writers got rolling,...

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DONATE TODAY TO HELP US MAKE ART ACCESS A REALITY FOR TEENS!

Our vision at TeenTix is a world where all teens have opportunities to think critically about their world, practice empathy, and to be inspired by the artistic voices they experience.

Caroline H., TeenTix Alumni

Each year, TeenTix provides over 15,000 teens with free passes that allow them $5 access to 64 different arts organizations in Seattle and Puget Sound.

HELP US MAKE THIS A REALITY. GIVE TODAY

Because of TeenTix, Seattle is the only city in the nation that lets teens take charge of their relationships to the arts like this. We have big plans to change that in the coming years. Our model can be the reality everywhere.

But...

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Teeny Awards 2016! The winners! The cupcakes! The money! The outfits! The music! The love!

The Teeny Awards 2016 Winners + Presenters | Photo by Bronwen Houck

On Sunday, October 9th, arts leaders and teenage arts enthusiasts gathered at Benaroya Hall to celebrate the 9th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by local performer/composer Celene Ramadan and members of the Young Americans’ Theatre Company, with performances by ParisAlexa and Seattle JazzED.

The Teeny Awards, presented annually by The New Guard, TeenTix’s teen governing body, celebrate the best in local arts and culture...

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Welcome, Monique Courcy, our New Executive Director!

Today we are so thrilled to share that Monique Courcy will join us in October as our new Executive Director! 

Monique grew up in the Yakima valley before earning a BFA in Dance from the University of Washington and an MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University. She has spent the last six years working at TeenTix partner organization On the Boards, where she manages Digital Media and OntheBoards.tv, a pioneering project...

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A Day at the Seattle Symphony

TeenTix New Guardian April K. on meeting Maestro Ludovic Morlot: "I literally saw my soul depart my body"

Seattle Symphony's Artist Services, Media, & Chorale Manager Blaine Inafuku and New Guardian April K.

Throughout my years in both middle and high school, I have tried to discover my various passions, my favorite subjects, all in search for a dream I wanted to pursue (that will earn me the most money).

During this time of constant change, I have kept one thing exactly the same: music.

I took regular lessons and participated in my local youth symphony, and as my love for the music grew, my participation gradually increased...

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The TeenTix Experience

The title of this essay is a misnomer. There is no one “THE” experience when it comes to this organization. 

Carolyne (on the right) with a friend at The 2015 Teeny Awards. (Photo by John Ullman.)

Even in the category of those with a proclivity towards the arts, every young person that decides to sign up for TeenTix has a different experience.

Of course, I’m biased. I’m a TeenTix devotee.

I moved to Seattle when I was 14 and, on recommendation from a family friend, joined TeenTix. I applied for The New Guard, TeenTix’s board of teenagers that keeps the organization accountable to the community it is supposed to be...

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Save the Date for the biggest little art party of the year: The 2016 Teeny Awards!

Sunday, October 9th @ Benaroya Hall. Be there. 

 


You are invited to the

2016 Teeny Awards

A party for the future

Sunday, October 9th
Benaroya Hall

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Can't attend but would like to make a donation in support of TeenTix? Thank you! Click here to be taken to our donation page. (Be sure to click 'designate my donation to a specific fund' and choose TeenTix.)
 


CEREMONY

 

The annual Teeny Awards celebrate the best in our region's...

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Graduation & Gratitude

​A special message from TeenTix Executive Director Holly Arsenault

Hello TeenTix family!

I have some news to share. Earlier this afternoon, the board of TeenTix announced that I have decided to step down as Executive Director of TeenTix and given them my notice. October 28th will be my last day here.

I love TeenTix. Doing the work of elevating teens' voices in the arts community for the last decade has been more rewarding than I could have imagined. If you have the opportunity in your...

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Who can? YouthCAN!

​For all your creative/civic/professional passions: there's YouthCAN! 

Students discussing ideas for their presentation, March 2016.

 

YouthCAN Summer 2016 Intensive: Artists, Get Noticed!

Learn how to build art and business skills to turn your creative talents into a career! Join YouthCAN to meet professional artists and learn how to your art career started: from creating a portfolio, talking to galleries, and even selling and showing your work. You will also get to create new artwork to showcase at The Wing, take field trips around Seattle, and...

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TAG! You’re it!

​Apply by June 10 for this intensive leadership program at SAM! 

Are you interested in leadership? Are you highly opinionated? Want to learn about yourself and the world through art?

YOU can help make SAM fun and engaging for teens when you
join Teen Arts Group (TAG)

 

 

TAG meets at SAM Thursday nights October through May, and plans all aspects of Teen Night Out—from selecting performers and art activities, to leading special tours and organizing screenings and gallery talks....

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Get Silly with These Improv Classes!

Calling all wisecrackers! Unexpected Productions offers up two ~super fun~ classes this summer. Take a look! 

The Market Theatre: you'll perform here if you take the Teen Improv Camp!

Do you want to laugh and make people laugh? Unexpected Productions has the goods! Take a look at their class offerings this summer:

Intro To Hip Hop Improv with North Coast | more info
June 13, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, w/ a show at 9:00 PM

New York City’s premier hip-hop improv comedy team, North Coast, is a unique collaboration of improvisational comedy, hip hop, beatboxing, and music. This musical improv workshop will...

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