Join us for a series of FREE creative writing workshops, hosted by TeenTix in collaboration with On the Boards. In each mini-workshop you’ll attend a performance at the On the Boards, then produce a piece of creative writing in response to the performance. Each mini-workshop 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. All meetings will take place in person at On the Boards.
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. Please read the dates and times carefully. All meetings are held in person at On the Boards.
The Indigo Room by Timothy White Eagle
(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.)
- Meeting 1: Saturday, March 19, 11-1 PM
- Performance: Saturday, March 26, 7 PM
- Meeting 3: Saturday, April 2, 11-1 PM
Other Rooms by Pamela Z
(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.)
- Meeting 1: Saturday, April 30, 11-1 PM
- Performance: Saturday, May 7, 7 PM
- Meeting 3: Saturday, May 14, 11-1 PM
CUTLASS SPRING by Dana Michel
(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 fissure 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.)
*This performance contains nudity and is primarily a performance with ambient sound and no spoken dialogue
- Meeting 1: Saturday, May 14, 1:30-3:30 PM
- Performance: 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.
Each workshop is limited to 12 teens. Must be ages 13-19, and current TeenTix member to participate. While any teen who is interested to 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 email@example.com