Join us on June 3 & 4, 2023 in celebrating a whole year of creation at our second-annual YouthFest. From solo performances to full length plays and beyond, this two-day festival showcases the work of some of the most talented youth in the Pacific Northwest
SATURDAY, JUNE 3 AT 12:30 P.M.
- The State of the Students
An ensemble of students will perform a new piece called The State of the Studentsby local writer Rachel Atkins, that blends testimonies from students across the Seattle region into a powerful ensemble play
- YWE Speak
YWE Speak is a program in partnership with Young Women Empowered which creates a generative and supportive ensemble of girls, trans*, and non-binary youth, that explores themes of identity, community, and social justice.
- Macha Youth Voices
Macha Youth Voices presents solo shows from two youth who have been working on creating these pieces all year.
SATURDAY, JUNE 3 AT 6 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.
- Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope
Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center presents Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope, a musical by Micki Grant . Music and Lyrics by Micki Grant . Conceived by Vinnette Carol. In partnership with Seattle Rep
For one night only, teens from all over can come and participate in this over the top prom experience. At this masquerade ball themed event, there will be dancing, crafts, refreshments, photo-ops, games, and more! Attendees are asked to dress in prom attire you feel comfortable in, from sweatpants to ball gowns.
SUNDAY JUNE 4 AT 12:30 P.M.
- Counting Worms
Red Eagle Soaring presents Counting Worms by Tapwehta "Sunny" Rowe. Counting Worms was workshopped as part of Seattle Rep and Penguin Production' 2023 Bonfire Retreat, in partnership with Red Eagle Soaring.
- Ground Zero Short Film by Sadie Gingold
- Asian-American & Pacific Islander Club Performance
Seattle Rep's AAPI Club presents an original piece that they have been dividing throughout the year.
- Next Narrative Monologues
Youth who competed in the Next Narrative Monologue Competition will perform monologues written by 50 of the best contemporary Black playwrights in the U.S.
SUNDAY, JUNE 4 AT 6 P.M.
- Penguin Productions presents Hand to God
By Robert Askins Directed by Kyle Gerstel
Synopsis: After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas.