Join TeenTix for a series of Virtual Teen Nights this March and April! Each Virtual Teen Night includes a screening of a performance from a local arts organization and a facilitated conversation and reflection activity on what you just saw. The post-screening discussion will be led by teens from TeenTix programs. Each Virtual Teen Night will focus on a different genre of art including film, dance, and theater, and we have events for both high schoolers and middle schoolers! Did we mention the best part? They’re all FREE! Sign up below to experience amazing local performances and connect with other arts-loving teens!
Each event will be hosted by TeenTix teaching artist Alethea Alexander and two teen facilitators from TeenTix programs. These events are produced in partnership with the Creative Advantage and Seattle Parks Department. All events will be hosted on the Webex platform. A link to Webex for the class will be sent to your email, two days prior to class.
Teen Nights with NFFTY Films
Saturday, March 13, 7-8:30 PM - High School (ages 14-19) - SIGN UP HERE
Saturday, March 20, 7-8:30 PM - Middle School (ages 11-14) - SIGN UP HERE
The NFFTY films that will be screened are:
Joychild by Aurora Brachman - A young child tells their mother "I'm not a girl" for the first time.
Yellow Cards of Equal Pay by Maia Vota - Members of the Burlington, VT High School girls soccer team recount the launch of their viral #EqualPay movement, inspired by Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. women's national soccer team, from its humble beginnings to national media coverage.
GHAZAAL by Ragini Bhasin - A 13-year-old feisty Afghan refugee hustles around in a refugee camp as she experiences her period without having access to any sanitary napkins.
Teen Nights with On the Boards Dance Performance
Saturday, March 27, 7-8:30 PM - High School (ages 14-19) - SIGN UP HERE
Saturday, April 3, 7-8:30 PM - Middle School (ages 11-14) -SIGN UP HERE
The dance performance screening will be of When the Wolves Came In by Kyle Abraham/Abraham In Motion at On the Boards. The performance, by award-winning choreographer and performer Kyle Abraham, presents a new work inspired by jazz great Max Roach’s "We Insist Freedom Now." Watch the trailer here.
Teen Nights with Macha Theatre Works Plays
Saturday, April 10, 7-8:30 PM - High School (ages 14-19) - SIGN UP HERE
Saturday, April 17, 7-8:30 PM - Middle School (ages 11-14) - SIGN UP HERE
We will screen two, 17 Minute Plays from Macha Theatre Works. The two plays are:
Ancestral Trauma and Healing for Dummies, Co-written by Maddy Nibble and Christine O'Connor performed by Maddy Nibble: A tragicomic trauma-romp through the ages exploring the consequences of White Supremacy and Internalized Capitalism on a perfectly well intentioned, deeply abusive Irish-Italian immigrant family. Co-writers Maddy and their actual real-life mom, Christine O'Connor, travel across time and space to delve deep into the origins of false ideologies, shame-based addictions, and other bewildering heirlooms — and all in just 17 minutes!
In the Crosshairs, Written and performed by Roz Cornejo. The story of a mixed chick untangling her relationships with her hair, her skin, and her identity.