Show Art Some Love This Month!

Teen Editorial Staff February 2022 Editorial

Written by Teen Editorial Staff Members Eleanor Cenname and Esha Potharaju

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Maybe the month of February, which is filled with celebrations of love, community, and sparkling pink confetti, will provide a sweet reprieve from these past bitter months. We at TeenTix certainly know that enjoying accessible art of all forms is a great way to feel the mood. The month offers a diverse selection of art events, from lectures to operas to plays—you have the freedom to choose!

Kicking the month off, the Newsroom will cover SAL’s (Seattle Arts & Lectures) exploration of complex ethical questions in conversation with Michael Schur. Schur is renowned for his work creating or writing for the shows The Office, Parks and Recreation, and The Good Place. If you’re not the biggest TV show buff, Seattle Town Hall will be hosting a discussion with leading intelligence expert Amy B. Zegart on The History and Future of Espionage in the U.S. Zegart clarifies harmful cognitive biases that the media has instilled in us about espionage, and even reveals information about the current endeavors of U.S. intelligence agencies.

Maybe lectures are less your thing, but you still love the power of spoken word—what you’re looking for is Monsters of the American Cinema. The play follows a gay Black man who forges a familial bond with the white teenaged son of his late husband over their mutual love of horror cinema—at least, until he finds that his stepson has been bullying a gay schoolmate. The Intiman Theater is also celebrating their first production since the start of the pandemic with The Mystery of Irma Vep, a Penny Dreadful. This play will have something for everyone, from old English estates to mummies. If a laugh-inducing good time is what you need this February, The Mystery of Irma Vep is the place to be.

Perhaps you need music in your life. If so, come experience Seattle Opera’s production of Blue, an illustration of a Black family’s life in America. The opera opens with the family celebrating the birth of their newborn son, and later follows how their community supports them when a police officer murders their son.

And as always, listen to our TeenTix Arts Podcast, also known as TAP, for more exciting events and arts opportunities.

Lead Photo Credit: Photo by Becca Tapert 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.

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