The 2018 Teeny Awards

Design by Gaebriel Min

Teen Superhero Takeover
Sunday, October 7, 2018

You don't want to miss Seattle’s teen choice awards and dinner celebration! The Teeny
Awards Ceremony celebrates teen-favorites from the last year presented by our Partners. Following the ceremony, join us for our fundraising dinner to
help keep our vision of a bright, healthy future for youth and for the arts.

Teeny Awards Ceremony
2:30 - 5 PM | FREE
@ The Vera Project

Teeny Awards Dinner
5:15 - 8 PM
@ Marion Oliver McCaw Hall


Can't attend but would like to make a donation in support of TeenTix? Thank you! You can do so below:





2:30 PM - Doors Open
3:30 - 5:00 PM - Awards Ceremony

The annual Teeny Awards Ceremony celebrates the best in our region's arts and culture according to teens. Come and help us elevate and celebrate young people's contributions to keeping our arts community healthy and strong for decades to come. Plus, there will be Cupcake Royale cupcakes, Rachels Ginger Beer, a red carpet photo booth, crafts, games and more!

Tickets to the ceremony are free! Bring yourself, your friends, and your family. RSVP HERE.


Priya Frank and David Rue_Photo by Sergio Osvaldo Garcia PinaPhoto by Sergio Osvaldo Garcia Pina

Priya Frank curates her best life by sprinkling glitters of joy, innovation and love to the organizations, institutions and individuals she collaborates with every day. As a cultural worker, her super powers are enabled by centering racial equity while leading with authenticity, passion and fun in her role at the Seattle Art Museum, on the Seattle Arts Commission, and as a cheerleader for the arts community. Photo by Stanton Stephens

David Rue, always with a one-of-a-kind vision, pushing the boundaries of fashion, art and community. A lover of organizations with a finger on the pulse, David believes that culturally responsive arts programming has the ability to save the world. Photo by Naomi Ishisaka.

David Rue_ Photo by Naomi IshisakaPriya Frank_Photo by Stanton Stephens












DJ Atris

Arson Nicki
Arson Nicki is an aggressively transgressive drag artist based out of Seattle, WA. They perform lip syncs, host events DJ, design & construct costumes, produce & promote shows, and advocate for their communities. They focus on pushing drag's creative boundaries, presenting queer artistic work in unexpected spaces, and expanding visibility for and accessibility to drag art.



ComedySportz Seattle
At CSz Seattle we do funny. Our comedians specialize in improv comedy, meaning our shows are based entirely on your suggestions. Our trained comedy professionals have no plan and willingly dive headfirst into almost any challenge the audience will throw at them, resulting in unforgettably hilarious moments. For those reasons, no two CSz shows are ever the same.

Azura Mizan Tyabji
2018/19 Youth Poet Laureate
Born and raised in Seattle, Azura Mizan Tyabji is honored to serve as its 2018/19 Youth Poet Laureate. As a writer, spoken word performer, facilitator, and educator, what motivates every aspect of her artistic practice is a love for community, justice, and healing. If her words leave you feeling hopeful, empowered, or thinking deeper, she has achieved her goal as a poet. She hopes to continue challenging and expanding her craft and giving back to the city that inspires her. She is 18 years old and a graduate from Nova High School.


Claudine Magbag
2018 MoPOP Sound Off Finalist
A woman needs a room of her own if she is to realize her creative potential. Claudine Magbag joins a long line of female voices re-imagining the intimate as universal. With reverberant beats, layered and sampled vocals, Magbag creates her own company while giving shape to the vivid interiority of teenage life. The yearning to start while still bearing the uncertain weight of the present. Her songs play like the soundtrack to your most cinematic fantasies; the feeling of riding your bike up a hilltop under the perfect purple-pink sunset without going anywhere at all.


Chaotic Noise Marching Corps
Chaotic Noise Marching Corps is a Seattle based renegade marching band that is dedicated to keeping the tradition of music, performance, energy, havok, discipline and sheer stupid fun alive in Seattle’s streets. Founded by committee members and participants of HONK! Fest West as well as other Seattle groups such as Titanium Sporkestra, and Sounders FC Soundwave Band, Chaotic Noise looks to produce high energy shows using a wide variety of musical genres. Heavily influenced by past projects as well as the likes of The Infernal Noise Brigade, Extra Action Marching Band, and HONK Bands from around the world, Chaotic Noise assures that you will have lots of fun forgetting how to think, breathe and act in your everyday lives.


Keep your eyes peeled as we continue to announce the line-up!



5:15 PM - Cocktail Hour
6:00 PM - Dinner

After the ceremony, join fellow supporters of arts-empowered youth at the Teeny Awards Dinner, TeenTix's annual fundraising gala. Meet young leaders, bask in the beauty of the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall grand lobby, and enjoy a delicious meal with people, like you, who are dedicated to keeping art within reach for all teens.


Sara Porkalob is an award winning arts activist. She served as Intiman Theatre's 2017 Co-Curator and is the current Programs Director of their Emerging Artist Program. She was one of the first recipients of a Village Theatre Original Writers Residency. Dragon Lady, her first full length work, has garnered a Seattle Times Footlight Award and Broadway World Award for “Best New Play”. In 2019, she will develop and perform her Dragon Cycle at American Repertory Theatre and write/direct new play 7th and Jackson at Cafe Nordo.



ALL Dinner Tickets Include:
• Admission to the Teeny Awards Ceremony at The Vera Project
• Multi-course meal at the Teeny Awards Dinner
• Open bar for those over 21

VIP Ticket Price Includes:
• Reserved seating at the Teeny Awards Ceremony
• Swag bag
• 10 Raffle Tickets
• Higher rate of tax deductibility
• Complimentary Parking
• VIP Surprise gift

Table Purchase Includes:
• Possible 11th guest: one teen representative from TeenTix's New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society


Enormous gratitude to the sponsors of the 2018 Teeny Awards

Our hosts 


Arts Partner sponsors:

In-Kind sponsors:



Interested in being a corporate sponsor of this one-of-a-kind event? Are you a TeenTix partner interested in a Teeny Awards partner sponsorship?

Contact Caroline Rensel at [email protected]




September 24, 2017, The Vera Project & Chihuly Garden & Glass, Photos: Red Carpet + Ceremony + Dinner

October 9, 2016, Benaroya Hall, Photos: Red Carpet

October 4, 2015, Seattle Art Museum, Photos: Red Carpet + DinnerCeremony

September 20, 2014, MoPOP (formerly EMP Museum), Photos: Red Carpet + Dinner + Ceremony

September 14, 2013, ACT Theatre, Photos: Red Carpet + Dinner + Ceremony