Press Corps Workshops
The Press Corps offers several styles of workshop to teach teens arts criticism and arts journalism.
Dance Journalism Workshop Presented with ECA!
Press Corps Pop-Up Workshops
Press Corps Pop-Up workshops cover the basics of arts criticism and offer teens a chance to try their hand at arts writing. These short workshops include seeing an art event and having a lesson with a professional critic on how to approach looking at art with a critical lens. In these workshops, teens will try several different writing prompts to practice articulating their unique perspective on art. We work with our Arts and Community Partners to host these workshops at a variety of locations.
Check back soon for more info about Pop-Up workshops.
Teens at Tacoma Art Museum during an Arts Criticism 101 Pop-Up workshop.
Art Begets Art Creative Writing Workshop with On the Boards!
Calling all creative writers! Join us for a new series of FREE creative writing workshops, hosted by TeenTix in collaboration with On the Boards. In each Art Begets Art mini-workshop you’ll attend a performance at the On the Boards, then produce a piece of creative writing in response to the performance. Mini-workshops consists of three meetings: a pre-meeting to learn about the performance you'll be seeing, the performance itself, and a post-meeting to work on your creative writing.
You'll get to discuss the performance with other art-loving teens, meet the artist after the show, and receive individual mentorship from a professional writer on your work. There will also be an opportunity to publish your work on the TeenTix blog and receive a stipend for publication!
There are three different mini-workshops, each revolving around a different performance at On the Boards. You can sign up for one, two, or all three workshops! Learn more about each performance below. Then read the dates and times carefully, and sign up on THIS FORM!
The Indigo Room is an immersive, part-improvisational, part-ritualistic new performance and installation work. Audiences will experience a live work that explores the sacred elements of life, death, and grief on a journey to mysterious depths. On the Boards building will be filled with carnivalesque reliquaries staged throughout the space each combining storytelling and universal mythology into fantastic sculptural elements.
Explore examples of Timothy White Eagle's work right HERE.
- Meeting 1: Saturday, March 19, 11-1 PM
- Performance/Meeting 2: Saturday, March 26, 7 PM
- Meeting 3: Saturday, April 2, 11-1 PM
Pamela Z’s performance evenings combine live electronic processing, sampled sound, and rear-projected video to create a spectacular multi-medium event. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques—Pamela Z’s processes her voice in real time to create dense, complex sonic layers—allowing her to manipulate sound with physical gestures.
Listen to an excerpt from Pamela Z's arrangement of Meredith Monk's Scared Song right HERE.
- Meeting 1: Saturday, April 30, 11-1 PM
- Performance/Meeting 2: Saturday, May 7, 7 PM
- Meeting 3: Saturday, May 14, 11-1 PM
Information about CUTLASS SPRING from Dana Michel: I have noticed an increasing disconnection with myself as a sexual being over the past 20 years. This widening ssure has stricken me as particularly troubling as i have always had a particularly keen interest in sexual investigation and a somewhat latent (and admittedly giggly!) interest in becoming a sexologist. In my past two works, I have to some extent been exploring the idea of repression - how I had been repressing certain aspects of my cultural identity and the repercussions of this kind of withholding. Moving further towards uncovering buried facets of my human composition, I would now like to delve into what has become the mystery of my sexual self and how it affects me as a human, a performer, a mother, a lover.
Watch a trailer of CUTLASS SPRING right HERE.
*This performance contains nudity and is primarily a performance with ambient sound and no spoken
- Meeting 1: Saturday, May 14, 1:301-3:30 PM
- Performance/Meeting 2: Saturday, May 21, 7 PM
- Meeting 3: Saturday, May 28, 11-1 PM
Workshops require participants to dedicate time out of the meeting hours to work on their creative writing pieces.
Sign up for a workshop by filling out this form:
Each workshop is limited to 12 teens. Must be ages 13-19, and a current TeenTix member to participate. If you're not a TeenTix member yet, it's free to sign up, RIGHT HERE.
While any teen who is interested should sign-up, we highly encourage teens who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color) to participate.
Everyone who signs up will receive an email confirming their registration. Technology assistance is available for teens who need access to a laptop or internet to participate. Bus passes are also available for teens who need transportation support to participate.
If you have questions about, or need assistance filling out this application, please contact Mariko, the Teen Programs Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Press Corps Intensives
Read the recap of our past Press Corps Intensives and check out some of the teen writing that's been published on the blog.
CHOP SHOP Arts Journalism Press Corps Intensive (January 2021)
- Nicole von Arx: Changing the Definition of What It Means to be an Audience Member by Clara Kang-Crosby
- Nicole von Arx Explains Her Creative Process During a Pandemic by Kenna Peterson
- Lauren Horn: Dancing Her Way Through the Unanswerable by Esha Potharaju
- Outside the Narrative of Capital-D Dance: Respecting Worth and Identity by Paige Olson
- How Quarantine Sparked the Re-Evaluation of Omar Román De Jesús’s Artistic Process, Values, and Mission by Elena Hamblin
- How to Create Change in the Dance World: A Lesson from Omar Román De Jesús by Gracie Galvin
- Dance as a Form of Self-Expression: Daniel Costa Dance by Yoon Lee
- The Power of Improvisation: How Daniel Costa Discovered His Love of Dance by Carolyn Davis
- Mark Haim’s Everlasting Creative Process by Wyoming Rios-Brennan
- Mark Haim: Finding a Place Within the Wider World by Lucy Carlin
Beyond the Review Press Corps Intensive (April 2019)
- The Steadfast Preparation for PNB's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Sumeya Block
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Awakens Audiences at Pacific Northwest Ballet by Huma Ali
- Bridging the Gap Between Lack of Arts Funding and Career Pathways in Technical Theatre by Maire Kennan
- The Art of Backstage Storytelling by Triona Suiter
- Broadway or 2.7 Million Dollar Debt? The Ballad of Phillip Chavira by Lark Keteyian
- Phillip Chavira: Desert Boy by Beezus Murphy
- Jason Johnson of The Vera Project, Dogbreath, and More! by Pearl Lomonaco
- The Vera Project's Jason Clackley by Noah Chandler
- The Vera Project: Amplifying the Voices of Up-and-Coming Musicians by Sumeya Block
- 90% with Jason Clackley and The Vera Project by Arizona Gibson
Theater & Dance Press Corps Intensive (March 2019)
- Feathers and Teeth: Horror with Rotten Messages by Francesca Vinci
- What is Going On in Feathers and Teeth? by Sitara Lewis
- Secrets, Betrayal, and 70's Rock by Makenna English
- Kyle Abraham Channels Greater Power by Rosemary Sissel
- A.I.M. Should Strike a Chord Within All of Us by Prama Singh
- ACT's Romeo + Juliet: Beautiful but Problematic by Faith Elder
- A New Twist on Romeo + Juliet by Linnea Fast
- R+J, Old and Tired or New and Relevant? by Kessa Claire-Woldt
- The Triangularity of Dance by Elisabetta Pierazzi
- PNB's Director's Choice Is a Menagerie of Contemporary Ballet by Isabell Petersen
- The Appeal of Esmé Patterson by Erin Croom
- Tattoo Fury Folk at the Fremont Abbey by Virginia Wade
- Does Sophia Really Need Help? (하나님 도와주세요) by Katherine Kang
- White Rabbit Debunks Asian LGBTQ Stereotypes by Olivia Sun
- Human Characters and Harmful Ambition by Charlotte Hyre
- Moral Complexity at FADE by Alison Smith
- “Between Bodies” Encourages Interconnected Ways of Thinking by Ali Rahm
- Challenging Viewers in a New Way by Eleanor Chang-Stucki
- Seeing the Sunrise Starts with Survival by Jaiden Borowski
- Carpets Are Unrolled. Nerf Guns Are Shot. by Anya Shukla
- Expect the Unexpected by Emily Brooks
- La Vie Magnifique de Charlie, le Film Très Magnifique by Jessie Batzel
- Rarely Shown Complexities of Black Men by Jocelyn Ayenew
- Individuality and Uniqueness by Mayyadah Zagelow
- Strategically Highlighted in Glitter by Lily Williamson
- Forgotten Black Brilliance by Will Shephard
- Confusing in All the Right Ways by Juneaux Lehman