Teeny Awards Recap 2023
Written by Communications Specialist Gavin Bradler
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.
Thank you to our host, On the Boards, our incredible awardees, and the network of TeenTix supporters out there. Here’s to the next generation of the Teeny awards!