Announcing the 2020/2021 TeenTix Newsroom Writers:

Alicia Salva, Alyssa Williams, Anabelle Dillard, Anna Martin, Ashia Hilliman, Audrey Gray, Ava Rudensey , Bayla Cohen-Knott, Carolyn Davis, Daniel Park, Disha Cattamanchi, Esha Potharaju, Evie Burrows White, Frances Vonada, Isabelle Nurzhanov, Jaiden Borowski, Josh Caplan, Katherine Kang, Kyle Gerstel, Lark Keteyian, Lauren Rohde, Leyla Richter-Munger, Lily Parker, Linda Yan, Meg Isohata, Nour Gajial, Oscar Snider, Owen Chilcote, Rosemary Sissel, Sabina Kamila, Sarah Scallon, Serafina Miller, Sofia Olivar Jimenez, Sofia Tee, Valentine Wulf, Yoon Lee


Interested in writing for the TeenTix Newsroom?

Applications for the 2021/2022 school year are NOW OPEN!

Apply now by filling out THIS APPLICATION FORM.

Application requires several demographic questions, short answer questions, and a writing sample. Applications close August 13th.

The Teen Editorial Staff will review all applications and let applicants know by August 25th.

**Teens must be able to attend quarterly Newsroom meetings in order to participate. Newsroom meeting dates are:

Saturday, September 11, 11am - 1pm
Saturday, January 8, 11am - 1pm
Saturday, April 9, 11am - 1pm
Saturday, June 25, 11am - 1pm


Teen Editorial Staff

The Teen Editorial Staff (TEDS) is a group of teens who curate the review portion of the TeenTix blog. Teen Editorial Staff members decide which TeenTix Arts Partners' events to cover each month, write an editorial about their curatorial choices, and assign Newsroom writers to review each event. TEDS members interface with our Arts Partners to set up press tickets for each review, and edit all Newsroom writing before it is published on the TeenTix blog. The Teen Editorial Staff is a group of skilled writers, editors, and leaders, who keep the pulse of the TeenTix Press Corps and the Seattle arts scene.

Teen editors are compensated for their work with a stipend of up to $50 per month.

To have an event considered by the Teen Editorial Staff to be reviewed, please send press releases, pitches, and requests to [email protected].

Meet the 2020/2021 Teen Editorial Staff

The 2020/2021 Teen Editorial Staff is comprised of six teens: Anya Shukla, Eleanor Cenname, Lily Williamson, Lucia McLaren, Mila Borowski, and Triona Suiter. These teen leaders are excited about providing even more opportunities for teen writers and to share their perspectives on the art in our community.

Statement from the Teen Editorial Staff:

“The goal of the Teen Editorial Staff is to promote our local Arts Partners while amplifying the perspectives of the next generation of arts patrons. The TeenTix Newsroom fosters arts journalism by teens, for teens. We are dedicated to elevating youth voices and encouraging them to think critically about the arts and media they consume.”

About the Teen Editors

Anya Shukla

Anya (she/her) is a 12th grader at Lakeside School, where she sings acapella and writes for the newspaper. She joined TEDS to support teens interested in arts criticism and find others who love writing just as much as she does. Beyond the Newsroom, Anya also serves on the TeenTix New Guard and is the co-founder of The Colorization Collective, an organization that supports teens artists of color.

Eleanor Cenname

Eleanor (she/her) is a junior at The Downtown School where she leads an ACLU chapter and her school’s Art Club. Outside of school, Eleanor competes in triathlons, reads voraciously, and listens to podcasts. Eleanor believes that purposeful art cultivates empathy and is fascinated by how art can be a force for change. She knows that young people are passionate agents of social change and hopes to make the Newsroom a space where young people’s voices are amplified. After two years as a Press Corps Writer, Eleanor has joined the Teen Editorial Staff where she intends to learn from her fellow editors and the Press Corps Writers.

Lily Williamson

Lily (she/her) is beginning her second year at the University of Washington, where she studies environmental and political science and edits the undergraduate history journal. This will be her third year as a member of TeenTix's Teen Editorial Staff. TeenTix has inspired her to grow as a consumer of art, a writer, and an editor, and has helped her learn how art can be a vehicle for social change. Lily hopes to use her position on TEDS to amplify different perspectives and encourage arts organizations to better accommodate the needs of the next generation of art lovers.

Lucia McLaren

Lucia (she/her) is a junior at University Prep. Outside of school, she’s a ballet student of seven years at Dance Fremont, and she often spends time learning about whatever random science topic has occupied her attention for the month. This is her second year working with TeenTix, though it’s already changed her perspective towards writing significantly. She joined the TEDS to solidify her commitment towards the diverse, impactful representation of arts in the Seattle area.

Mila Borowski

Mila (she/her) is a senior at Lakeside School. She loves being part of the TeenTix community because it encourages her to engage with a variety of art events and empowers her to be confident in her opinions of them. She is so excited to be able to foster this same environment for others as an editor now, after being a writer for the Newsroom for over a year. Her most memorable art event was getting to watch The Hunchback of Notre Dame at The 5th Avenue Theatre where she cried uncontrollably in public. When not enjoying the wonderful art in Seattle, she can be found reading, with her dog curled up beside her, desperately avoiding math homework.

Triona Suiter

Triona (she/her) is a sophomore at Ingraham HS, where she is an enthusiastic participant in both drama and choir. This is her first year as a Teen Editor, and her third year as a member of the TeenTix Press Corps. She has been involved in the arts since she was a small child. She enjoys backpacking and mountain biking, and she also plays water polo on her school team. Her favorite book is Un Lun Dun by China Miéville, her favorite holiday is Halloween, and listing all of her favorite musicals would probably take an entire page.


The six teens who made up the 2019/2020 Teen Editorial Staff cohort included, from left to right: Joshua Fernandes, Tova Gaster, Olivia Sun, Kendall Kieras, Anya Shukla, and Lily Williamson.

Learn more about the TEDS 2.0 cohort right here!

The second year of the TeenTix Newsroom brought new experiences and challenges. The Teen Editorial Staff was hard at work throughout the entirety of the season, even during COVID-19. View their reviews on the TeenTix blog!

The five teens who made up the 2018/2019 Teen Editorial Staff cohort included, from left to right: Anya Shukla, Joshua Fernandes, Hannah Schoettmer, Huma Ali, and Lily Williamson.

Read more about the fab five right HERE.

In the first year of the TeenTix Newsroom, the Teen Editorial Staff published over 60 reviews of events at our Arts Partners. Read those reviews on the TeenTix blog!

Congratulations to this inaugural group of TEDS. Read their farewell Newsroom post right here: TEDS 1.0 Signing Off!

Media Partnerships

TeenTix partners with several media outlets to amplify the voices of our teen writers. See below to read TeenTix Newsroom writers' work at some of our media partners.

Seattle Times

'A mass woke-ning': Seattle's Gen Zers on the future they want to see (February, 2021) by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Linda Yan

I'm an American Teenager of South Indian Descent. Here's What Kamala Harris Means to me (January, 2021) by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Disha Cattamanchi

In Memoriam: 11 Seattle-area Community Members pay Tribute to Some of the Cultural Figures we Lost in 2020 (January, 2021) by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Carolyn Davis

What it's Like Filling out a College Application When the Pandemic has Complicated Everything (October, 2020) - by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Linda Yan

7 Young People in the Seattle Area Write About What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Means to Them (October, 2020) - by TeenTix Newsroom Writers Carolyn Davis, Kyle Gerstel, Meg Isohata, Ava Rudensey, and Teen Editor Lily Williamson

Encore Media

STG’s ‘More Music’ Gives Teen Musicians a Place to Thrive (March, 2020) - by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Lily Williamson

Old and New: Looking at Jazz Through Opera Glasses (February, 2020) - by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Sumeya Block

Olaf in Broadway’s Touring ‘Frozen’ Will Melt Your Heart (February, 2020) - by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Eleanor Cenname

Magic Unfurls From Book-It’s ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ (December, 2019) - by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Rosemary Sissel

Why Aren’t Young Characters Always Played by Young Actors? (August, 2019) - by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Hannah Schoettmer

Wooden O Takes the Bard Beyond Gender (July, 2019) - by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Lark Keteyian

Empowerment Through Teen Activism (March, 2019) - by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Huma Ali

A Roundtable Discussion with the TeenTix Press Corps (January, 2019) - by TeenTix Press Corps Writers

Seattle International Dance Festival

Dance Diary for June 9, 2019 - by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Vanessa Chen

Dance Diary for June 12, 2019 - by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Olivia Sun

Dance Diary for June 13, 2019 - by TeenTix Newsroom Writer Kendall Kieras

Publications interested in becoming a TeenTix Media Partner, please email the Teen Programs Director Mariko Nagashima: [email protected]

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