Announcing the 2021/2022 TeenTix Newsroom Writers:

Aamina Mughal, Adrian Martin, Audrey Gray, Ava Carrel, Carolyn Davis, Daniela Mariz-Frankel, Elle Vonada, Eva Solorio, Haley Zimmerman, Josephine Bishop, Josh Caplan, Katherine Kang, Kyle Gerstel, Malak Kassem, Nour Gajial, Roy Callahan, Ruby Lee, Sarina Li, Serafina Miller, Stella Crouch, Xi An Niles, Yoon Lee, Zoe Loughnane

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 2021/2022 Teen Editorial Staff

The 2021/2022 Teen Editorial Staff is comprised of six teens: Eleanor Cenname, Lucia McLaren, Valentine Wulf, Esha Potharaju, Triona Suiter, and Disha Cattamanchi. 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

Disha Cattamanchi

Disha (she/her) is currently a junior at Juanita High School. She was a writer on the TeenTix Newsroom last year, with articles published both on the blog and in The Seattle Times. She is an active member in her school’s theater program, well versed in the ways of the lighting board and writing various plays. Disha believes that creating an equitable space is vital to the arts and tries to initiate inclusivity with all her work. When she isn’t watching movies, you’ll find her walking her dog or eating with her friends.

Eleanor Cenname

Eleanor (she/her) is a senior at The Downtown School where she leads an ACLU chapter and her school’s Art Club. Outside of school, Eleanor competes in triathlons, climbs, reads voraciously, and listens to podcasts. Eleanor believes that purposeful art cultivates empathy. She sees young people and artists as agents of social change and hopes to make the Newsroom a space where those voices are amplified.

Esha Potharaju

Esha (she/her) is an avid arts lover and student advocate based in Fremont, CA. She is passionate about enriching her community through storytelling and is currently working to diversify the curriculum in her district. In her free time, you can find Esha writing articles, drawing, and overanalyzing comics and cartoons with her best friend.

Lucia McLaren

Lucia (she/her) is a twelfth grader at University Prep. This is her second year on the TEDS staff, where she is grateful to get the opportunity to work with amazing teen writers and promote local arts venues. TeenTix has been crucial in the development of her writing and critical thinking about art. Outside of school, she takes ballet and modern dance classes, and enjoys reading, drawing, and coding when she has the time.

Triona Suiter

Triona (she/her) is a junior at Ingraham HS where she is an enthusiastic participant in both drama and choir. This is her second year as a Teen Editor, and her fourth year as a member of the TeenTix Press Corps. The best thing she’s ever done with her TeenTix pass is a tie between using it to see Apocalypse: The Musical! At Jet City Improv back in 2018 and using it to break into her own house that one time when she somehow lost her keys but not her keychain.

Valentine Wulf

Valentine (she/her) has eight years of theatre experience. Her favorite book is The Metamorphosis, and she is a fan of dogs that fit in purses and anything pink.


The six teens who made up the 2020/2021 Teen Editorial Staff cohort included, from left to right: Mila Borowski, Triona Suiter, Lily Williamson, Lucia McLaren, Eleanor Cenname, and Anya Shukla.

Learn more about the TEDS 3.0 cohort right here!

Throughout the pandemic, the Teen Editorial Staff focused on the shifting art world and published reviews of online art events. View their work 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!

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!

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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