TeenTix Blog - 2016

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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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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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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Unraveling the Mysteries of Sisterly Love

A review of WET's The Things Are Against Us by Elizabeth V.F.​

The Sisters. Photo by Chris Bennion

The Things Are Against Us is a trip on the dark side of the alley when the shadows seem to move behind you. Equal parts hilarious and terrifying, this play is a story of sisterly love that leaves viewers on an emotional roller coaster, and ultimately, not sure how they’re feeling. The play blends old descriptive language with modern verbiage seamlessly in the world playwright Susan Soon He Stanton creates. Having written the...

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Come and work with us this summer!

​TeenTix is hiring a summer intern

Do you care about keeping art accessible for young people? Come and work with us!

QUALIFICATIONS
You must be:

  • 16 or older, and able to get to Seattle Center
  • Available 10-15 hours per week during regular business hours (M-F, 9am-6pm)
  • Smart, motivated, responsible, and enthusiastic
  • Willing to conduct monotonous tasks with a smile
  • Passionate about making art accessible for young people

To learn more...

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Join Foundry10 for Beyond Boundaries 2016!

One of our community partners, Foundry10, is hosting a hip hop dance competition later this month!

 

 

Watch as choreography and creativity blossoms, allowing students to compete in a professional environment. Winning teams will be selected by an expert panel of judges and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded prize money to support their dance programs.

The goal of this event is to provide a valuable experience...

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Barefooted Truth

TeenTix member Parker M.'s take on 600 HIGHWAYMEN's Employee of the Year @ On the Boards

Photo by Maria Baranova

The words “let go,” sends five girls, ages nine and ten, into a surreal routine. What must be meticulously choreographed, seems somehow loose and reminiscent. One girl dances as if completely alone, twirling and waving her arms gracefully. The others run back and forth across the tiny stage, arms locked, unified as one. They trade giggles and grins as they jostle up and down. This scene is beautiful.

Besides the laughter,...

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A peek inside ACT Theatre

TeenTix New Guard member Caroline H. spends the day at ACT Theatre

TeenTix New Guard member Caroline H. with ACT Theatre's Robert Hankin.

All we see on stage when we go to see a play are the actors and the set pieces. We notice the lights and sound, and maybe the tech crew, but there are so many parts to running a fully-functioning theater that people may not realize. I considered myself pretty knowledgeable about all things theater, but I still had a lot to learn on my mini-mentorship with Robert Hankin, the Associate Director of Development at ACT Theatre. He...

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Get Steampunked & Attend a #GHOSTSTORYPIZZAPARTY!

Join TeenTix, Pork Filled Productions, and Washington Ensemble for two upcoming, unforgettable special events!

Wanna get acquainted with the TeenTix community? There's no better way than to attend one of our ~special events~ produced in cooperation with our partner organizations. The best part about seeing one of these shows? Proceeds from the tickets you purchase always support TeenTix and our mission to ensure equitable access to the arts for all young people. Ready, set, GO get some art!

STEAMPUNKED! | tickets
Pork Filled...

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2016 Summer Opportunities for Teens

Whatcha doin' this summer? Wonder no more with this ~comprehensive list~ of amazing classes, workshops, and more from our partners. Go forth and summer on!

DANCE

- Dance your face off at Spectrum Dance Theatre! Ages 7 - 14 can apply for Rumpelstiltskin at Musical Theatre Camp or at Drama/Dance Camp's Trickster Tales from Around the World. Get your body movin' with these courses

FILM

- If video production and media skills are your thang, give Reel Queer Youth of Three Dollar Bill Cinema a try. You and your classmates will take an idea from conception to production over...

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