Back in School, Back in Business

Teen Editorial Staff September 2021 Editorial

Written by Teen Editorial Staff Members Disha Cattamanchi and Lucia McLaren

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While 2021 renews the all-too-familiar challenges of last year, it also brings something a bit more hopeful: a fall season full of new opportunities. The pandemic may not be defeated, but we are learning to adapt and minimize its spread, which means (you guessed it!) in-person events are returning. So as students pack their bags for the semester and the weather gets cooler, look to see what art we’re reviewing this September.

If starting school again makes you want to get on your feet and dance, then going to an in-person dance event may be just for you. Let ‘im Move You: This is a Formation, a contemporary dance performance at On the Boards utilizes themes of Black Femme and queerness to tell a vivid portrayal through dance. Whim W’Him is also presenting exciting performances with Fall 21 to get your spirits running high and ready for school. If dance isn’t what you’re looking for, you’re in luck. TeenTix LA has recently expanded to LA, and we will be are featuring the TeenTix LA staff to learn about the arts landscape in LA and what it’s been like to open a new branch of TeenTix.

Or are you feeling more like the vibrant energy of a celebration? Intiman Theatre has you handled with their two-day HOMECOMING Performing Arts Festival, where more than one hundred artists will be showing their talents outdoors in the Seattle area. Staying at home is, of course, still a safe and helpful option for many people. Never Gonna Snow Again at SIFF will offer you a mesmerizing story of magical realism intertwined with real-world issues, all from the comfort of your couch or bed. Northwest Film Forum is also showcasing the magic of films with the Local Sightings Film Festival, with everything from animated shorts to art and activism there for viewing.

So that’s it, folks—let’s welcome the new beginnings that September has to offer. After a year and a half sheltering behind our screens during class, let’s accept the normality of in-person events with all of our favorite local arts organizations. Grab your TeenTix Pass and hit the streets after school with your friends, and procrastinate doing your homework by basking in the Seattle art glory. Because baby, we are back in business.

Lead photo credit: Photo by Mark Duncan for Unsplash.

The TeenTix Newsroom is a group of teen writers led by the Teen Editorial Staff. For each review, Newsroom writers work individually with a teen editor to polish their writing for publication. The Teen Editorial Staff is made up of 6 teens who curate the review portion of the TeenTix blog. More information about the Teen Editorial Staff can be found HERE.

The TeenTix Press Corps promotes critical thinking, communication, and information literacy through criticism and journalism practice for teens. For more information about the Press Corps program see HERE.

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