TeenTix Blog - Theater

Carpets Are Unrolled. Nerf Guns Are Shot.

​Review of Patti & the Kid at On the Boards, written by TeenTix Press Corps Member Anya S.!

Libby King, Maya Flory-Barnes Salas, and Frank Boyd in Patti & The Kid at On the Boards

A bright, gray light illuminates the stage, which is empty except for a tired, sagging tree; two rock-like structures made of carpet; and orange cords hanging from the ceiling. The audience, hushed, waits for thirty seconds. The stage is still. Fifteen seconds more. Nothing. People start rustling in their seats. Another fifteen seconds, and an alarm clock starts blaring. Carpets are unrolled. Nerf guns are shot. Patti & The...

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Expect the Unexpected

Review of Patti & The Kid at On the Boards​, written by TeenTix Press Corps Member Emily B.!

Libby King, Maya Flory-Barnes Salas, and Frank Boyd in Patti & The Kid at On the Boards

How do you expect a play to begin?

With an almost deserted stage which remains still and silent for an uncomfortably long period? A stage which, even when filled with movement, will be devoid of voice for a large portion of the play?

Probably not. But if you come into Patti & The Kid at On the Boards expecting to witness a typical piece of theatre, you are in for a surprise.

It is difficult to summarize just what happens...

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2018 Summer Opportunities for Teens

​Stay active & keep your creativity going this summer with these exciting classes, workshops, and camps! 

Participants from The Residency, a hip-hop summer intensive at MoPOP

It's the most wonderful time of the year: SUMMER. Below is a comprehensive list of ALL OUR PARTNERS' opportunities for youth this year, conveniently separated by genre. Dive in and make this summer the best one yet! 

DANCE

Samba w/ Live Music @ Abbey Arts
Mondays, 7 - 8:30 PM (drop-ins ok) 
All ages
With a live Brazilian band, you will learn dances marked by the driving, rapturous beat of Samba. Remember to wear...

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Hit the town with Penguin Productions!

​Shows. Talkbacks. Group discussions. Penguins on the Town has what you're looking for! 

Does theatre get your brain juices flowing? Do you love talkbacks with cast and crew? Do you love dissecting the meaning of art with a group of peers?

Penguin Productions, one of our newest Community Partners, has what you need! They're gearing up to offer a new quarter of this play-going and discussion class, and you're invited to join them. Get all the deets below:

Penguins on the Town | more info
Ages: 13 - 18
Dates:...

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Twelfth Night Camp @ SPT: FREE for TeenTix Members

Brighten up your after-school schedule with this FREE camp from Seattle Public Theater! 

TeenTix's beloved Arts Partner, Seattle Public Theater, is offering limited FREE spaces in this drama camp for a few lucky TeenTix members! 

PRODUCTION: Twelfth Night or As You Will

Be a part of a production of one of the most famous romantic comedies of all time: Twelfth Night is the story of outsider Viola, who washes up in an unfamiliar country and has to disguise herself as a man. Filled with love, misunderstandings...

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This weekend: two Teen Nights are better than one.

​Enjoy the perks of your TeenTix Pass with this weekend packed with Teen Nights! 

Two Teen Nights. One amazing weekend.

On March 2 & 3, TeenTix and a couple of our many treasured Arts Partners bring you two very special events. Check out the ever-growing perks of having a TeenTix Pass, below!

 

MARCH 2 @ FREMONT ABBEY: Tunes, friends, and fun! Get a lil' piece of the Soul Selections Series, curated by none other than superstar SassyBlack.
Pre-show forecasts include a TeenTix Meet-Up (a.k.a snacks,...

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FREE for TeenTix Members: 14/48 Winter Break Camp

​Seattle Public Theater is offering a camp starring the quickest theater festival in the world! TeenTix members can apply today for a free spot. 

Being a TeenTix member has all SORTS of benefits: $5 tickets to the arts, exclusive arts events, snacks, and now this! Seattle Public Theater and 14/48: The World's Quickest Theater Festival are teaming up to bring you this Winter Break Camp. TeenTix members are encouraged to apply here to snag a FREE spot in this camp. Don't wait! Spots are limited, and the camp starts next Monday, February 19th

Here are the deets:

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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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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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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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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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#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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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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TEENTIX SUPERSTARS: DALE & CHRISTINE BATEMAN

Dale and Christine Bateman are GiveBIG SUPERSTARS and OMG are they passionate about TeenTix!

Christine introduced Dale to TeenTix after she got to know the TeenTix Press Corps, who were out and about practicing their skills and viewing art at the Balagan Theater where she was Marketing Director. The Press Corps and The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society are a big deal to Christine and Dale. They strongly believe in...

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2017 Summer Opportunities for Teens

From sword fighting to sound design, this list has it all--peruse our partners' offerings for incredible classes, workshops, programs, and more!

Milwaukee-based teaching artist Tyrone Miller works with participants to teach the mechanics of of DJing at MoPOP's Hip-Hop Residency program.

Get your hands on some art this summer and keep yourself movin' and groovin' during the hottest months of the year! There's something for everyone on this list: 

DANCE

Summer at Spectrum @ Spectrum Dance Theatre
June - August 2017
Various ages, check listings
Take a summer intensive, study with Donald Byrd, or get your dance + drama on at SDT this summer! You'll gain a deeper understanding of technique and focus on...

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What to See: May 2017

Catch Seattle Opera's The Magic Flute during their ~Teen Night~ on 5/19/17!

Hey TeenTix members! It’s Katherine and I’m bringing you more recommendations from The New Guard, TeenTix’s Arts Leadership Society.

During April, we saw a TON of different shows and went to many events. Our favorites were Here Lies Love (which is still playing!) at Seattle Rep, The Secret Garden at 5th Ave, and Ballet on Broadway at PNB. Personally, I saw The Fog Machine Play at *new partner* Copious Love Productions (which...

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