A Legacy of Internment & Immigration Detention

Review of Resisters: A Legacy of Movement from the Japanese American Incarceration presented at the Wing Luke Museum

Written by Teen Writer Maitreyi Parakh and edited by Teen Editor Esha Potharaju

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Resisters: A Legacy of Movement from the Japanese American Incarceration is an unintentionally misleading gallery. The impersonal nature from which history is often told is drastically subverted in this exhibit, featured at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience from October 14, 2022, to September 17, 2023. The gallery is a special exhibition designed by Scott Méxcal, written by Tamiko Nimura, and developed by Mikala Woodward. The exhibit is structured similarly to a maze, where you—placed into the shoes of Japanese Americans facing these aggressions—are led through the passage of time without being able to anticipate what will come up next.

Stories in history that are fraught with tragedy are often dulled down into easy, comprehensible individual values when they are retold. Retellings frequently pick and choose their facts simply by virtue of being a retelling. It would be impossible to cover every single event without meticulously recreating it step by step, as some parts are naturally lost over time. To only cover the certain pieces of the exhibit that remain would be an injustice to all the stories left untold—and to cover the entire exhibit as if it is a holistic record of internment camps would do the same. Instead of picking and choosing a few specific stories, this exhibit and review ask the viewer to put themselves through the experience of internment and view each possible story offered through their own lens. You can hear the recorded testimonies throughout the exhibits echoing through history, just as the exhibit is set up as a timeline that prevents you from seeing what's left to come.

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Teeny Awards Recap 2023

Written by Communications Specialist Gavin Bradler

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On Saturday, January 28, 2023, we gathered at the On the Boards, dressed in our iconic 80s outfits, to celebrate the achievements of teens in our community! The award ceremony featured performances from the outstanding Jet City Improv, Sah Pham– Seattle’sYouth Poet Laureate, Counter Conformity Filmmakers Isa Chiappini & Kimberly Blum, and special musical guest THEM to close out the night! Overall, we awarded 18 outstanding teens and celebrated with families, friends, and community supporters.

This year, as you may know, the Teeny Awards looked a little different. Each of our partners was asked to nominate an outstanding teen in any of their programs and tell us about the efforts that teens they know have been putting in over the last year. Nominations were reviewed by a Panel of Community Arts Advocates, and out of all the incredible nominations they selected the following awardees:

Amelia Chiu from Washington State Historical Society

Sue Yu from Bellevue Arts Museum

Raika Roy Choudhury from Bellevue Arts Museum

Ruby Lee from Rain City Rock Camp

Cross Sideris (they/them) from The Vera Project

Ground Zero (GZ) Radio Interns from Ground Zero

Triona Suiter from TeenTix

Fatra Hussein from Young Women Empowered

Athena Fain from Young Women Empowered

Ri’Chara Mitchell from Young Women Empowered

Izzy Rampersad (She/Her) from 14/48 High School

Natalia Ortiz-Villacorta from ACT Theatre

Isabel Russell from Northwest Theatre Lab

Abby Anderson from Northwest Theatre Lab

Disha Cattamanchi from Penguin Productions

Mason Dauber from Seattle Children's Theatre

Nick Marston from Seattle Rep

Malia Silva from Seattle Rep

The speeches from all of our winners were truly inspiring to all the youth and industry adults at the event. The community vibes were infectious and we had a lot of fun meeting many people for the first time in-person again! The Teeny Awards are back and better than ever, continuing to highlight the teen voice in the arts scene.

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Dance Journalism Workshop with Edmonds Center for the Arts!

Registration is now open!

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The TeenTix Press Corps is collaborating with Edmonds Center for the Arts to present a Dance Journalism Workshop! This workshop is a three-weekend experience, with meetings on April 30, May 7, and May 14, 2022. You'll learn how to approach writing about dance, attend a performance of Jacob Jonas The Company’s CRASH ft. Okaidja Afroso, try your hand at writing a dance review.

Register now by signing up on THIS FORM!

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The Teeny Awards 2021 Recap!

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Hey TeenTixers,

We had a ball celebrating the Seattle arts scene at our annual Teeny Awards last week! Thank you for sharing your voice and telling us and our Arts Partners what you want to see from the arts community in the next year and beyond. From standing up for racial justice, to transporting us out of our homes, or even providing direct relief to artists impacted by the effects of the pandemic, all of these artists and partners responded to the challenges of the last year in distinct and powerful ways.

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PNB's Nutcracker is Back In-Person and Ready to Thrill You!

Find out how you can see this Seattle holiday staple!

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As all you old school TeenTixers know, Pacific Northwest Ballet's wildly popular Nutcracker ballet is the ONLY PNB show ALL YEAR that is NOT TeenTix eligible.

HOWEVER, because they love us so much, PNB always puts aside a little stash of TeenTix tickets for one day of The Nutcracker each year. It is an AMAZING, annual tradition that draws teens from far and wide. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT!!

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Teen Arts & Opportunity Fair 2021

This fair, created by teens, for teens, is centered around professional development and youth artwork.

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On June 19, starting at 6 PM, join us for the 2021 Virtual Teen Arts and Opportunities Fair!

The fair will connect youth to potential internships and opportunities, allow them to learn more about working in the arts industry, and showcase the vibrant Washington teen arts community.

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Introducing Art as Activism: TeenTix Summer Sessions

Join TeenTix for a series of workshops on how art can be an act of resistance, of protest, and of activism.

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Join us for a series of FREE online TeenTix workshops exploring how art is a powerful tool for activism and the fight for racial justice. Each Summer Session will focus on a different genre of art including theater, dance, and performance art. You’ll learn about the history of social justice movements and how art has played a role in both the past and present movements.

Use the links below to sign up for individual workshops, or all three! Theater as Protest with Jasmine Mahmoud

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FREE TICKETS for Revolution 2020!

Seattle Women's Chorus is offering FREE access Jan 31st and Feb 1st for TeenTix members and their guests. RSVP below!

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One hundred years ago, the 19th amendment of the constitution was ratified, giving many Americans the right to the ballot box. But not everyone.

SWC rocks the vote with a timely and rousing concert that marks the centennial of this achievement and decries the continued struggle for free and fair voting rights for all people. Featuring “R.O.C.K. in the USA,” and The Beatles’ “Revolution,” plus a new commission, “Lifting as We Climb,” inspired by the words of suffragist Mary Church Terrell, charter member of the NAACP.

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GiveBIG SUPERSTAR SORCERER Betsey Brock

Interview with Betsey Brock, Executive Director of On the Boards

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Each year we look forward to sharing the amazing stories of our GiveBIG SUPERSTARS with our TeenTix community. This year, we’ve added a “magic” word to this title to reflect the extra special nature of this group of devoted arts access champions who have transformed TeenTix with their consistent support. So without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to our first TeenTix GiveBIG SUPERSTAR SORCERER Betsey Brock! Betsey is one of just nine people in the whole world who has donated to TeenTix during GiveBIG every year since 2013!

Betsey has been a TeenTix fan from the beginning; she first got to know our programs through her good friend Holly Arsenault, the first Executive Director of TeenTix! At the time, Betsey was working at TeenTix Partner Henry Art Gallery, and her husband (curator and former art critic Eric Fredericksen) was asked to work with the TeenTix Press Corps, so the whole family soon got to see TeenTix’s programs in action... Not long after, her son turned 13 and signed up for his own TeenTix Pass. Today, as Executive Director of TeenTix Partner On the Boards, Betsey regularly works with TeenTix to foster an intelligent and engaged audience of young people.

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RSVP for Teen Night at PNB's NEXT STEP!

See this special teens-only preview at PNB!

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Feel like a VIP when you attend this FREE teens-only preview at Pacific Northwest Ballet!

Our friends at PNB want to share their love of new work with TeenTix members at their studio preview of NEXT STEP: OUTSIDE / IN. Space is limited, so RSVP to save your seat!

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SPECIAL OFFER: 100 FREE Tickets to Legends of Rock

Members can sign up now for these complimentary tickets!

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Join Seattle Women's Chorus for a complimentary evening of daring rock 'n' roll as they celebrate trailblazing female singer-songwriters!

You and up to three other folks are invited to see this performance for FREE with your TeenTix Pass on April 28th at 4:00 PM. All you've gotta do is sign up below with the requested information to claim tickets to this event! Visit this link to directly fill out the form, or scroll down this page to enter your info.

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SPECIAL OFFER: Bring a Group to International Woman of Mystery!

​You and a group of friends or family are invited to take advantage of this offer from Pacific MusicWorks.

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Our generous friends at Pacific MusicWorks are offering you and up to three others the opportunity to see their upcoming concert, International Woman of Mystery, this Sunday, April 14th. Both performances are eligible for this deal!

Simply fill out the form below to get $5 tickets for you and three friends or family members (a deal not honored at the door).

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SPECIAL OFFER: 2 for $10 All Weekend at JOHN

​RSVP now for this incredible deal from ArtsWest!

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Thanks to our generous friends at ArtsWest, TeenTix Members can see JOHN at the 2 for $10 rate when they RSVP on the following dates: Thursday, April 4 @ 7:30pm Friday, April 5 @ 7:30pm Saturday, April 6 @ 7:30pm Sunday, April 7 @ 3pm

What's 2 for $10? On certain days at each of our Arts Partners, TeenTix Members are invited to bring along another person of any age with them to a show or exhibit for an additional $5. Take your mom, a younger sibling, or a friend who doesn't yet have a TeenTix Pass (then get them to sign up!) The only stipulation is that the TeenTix Member must purchase the tickets themselves at the box office and show their Pass. BOOM, ARTS ACCESS. You can read more about 2 for $10 here on our FAQs page.

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SPECIAL OFFER: Tour Merch & Destroy with the Artist @ BAM

​Bellevue Arts Museum has a special offer for TeenTix Members!

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Visual arts: cool. Tours of exhibits: cooler. Tours led by the artist themselves: the COOLEST.

On Saturday, April 13, BAM is offering 10 spots to TeenTix Members in an extra-special tour with Clyde Petersen, the artist behind Merch & Destroy. Clyde himself will be leading the 45min tour through his exhibition that’s currently on view through April 14, so it will be one of the last days to view the exhibit!

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#SaveYourSeat at Returning the Bones!

Take advantage of this special offer for TeenTix Members at Book-It Rep!

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The classic conundrum: you want to see a show with your TeenTix Pass, but you're not sure there will be tickets at the door. What's an artsy teen to do?

DESPAIR NO LONGER. TeenTix Members are invited to Returning the Bones at Book-It Repertory Theatre on April 6th @ 2pm, and you can sign up for seats ahead of time right here. Just fill out the form below with the requested info, and Book-It will get in touch by April 5th to confirm your reservation!

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Stop-Motion Animation Extravaganza!

​If you've ever dreamed of becoming a stop-motion master, now's your chance.

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Calling all stop-motion animation fans! Have you ever wanted to make your own short film? There's no time like the present! TWO of our Partners are offering opportunities in this field just for teens.

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Get FREE tickets to The Internet of Money!

Enjoy an evening of activism and crypto-currency comprehension for $0.

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Hey, members! You can attend Edmonds Center of the Arts next Saturday, November 10th for The Internet of Money at absolutely no cost! This event combines film, lecture, and an interactive discussion with bitcoin advocate Andreas M. Antonopoulos.

The first 15 teens to fill out this form will be admitted to the event for FREE! Simply write "TeenTix" when asked "Why should we sponsor your attendance?" We hope to see you there!

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SPECIAL EVENT: March For Our Lives @ Town Hall

​Don't miss the opportunity to add your voice to this national conversation!

At the beginning of this month, we celebrated teen superheroes at the 2018 Teeny Awards. Now it's your chance to meet some of them.

Join Town Hall this Sunday, October 21st for a special event featuring three of the young founders of March For Our Lives, a student-led demonstration in support of gun control. The event is 100% FREE for teens under age 18 and for students who can provide valid ID, and you can reserve your seat online right now by visiting this link!

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