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Join the cast of The State of the Students and perform this original play! The State of the Students is a no-audition, free opportunity; all high school-aged youth are welcome to participate—no experience required.

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Like the Presidential State of the Union address, The State of the Students by Rachel Atkins is a message to the public on the current conditions of our nation. A group of youth reflect on our recent years of social injustice and political unrest through their own personal stories, experiences, points of view, and hopes for the future.

Get a sense of this project from clips of last year’s production here.

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Calling All Youth (ages 12–22): We want to hear from you!

Please consider taking this survey about your view of the world in this moment, and you might just see your words and ideas included in The State of the Students. All young people ages 12–22 from anywhere in the world are invited to take this survey. Please complete the survey by Friday, February 23. 

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Please note these mandatory rehearsal and performance dates before signing up. All rehearsals and performances take place at Seattle Rep.

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates

  • March 16, 2024 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • March 23, 2024 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • March 30, 2024 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • April 4, 2024 – Time TBD; Tech rehearsal for the Next Narrative Monologue Competition Regional Finals
  • May 30, 2024 – Time TBD; Pick-up Rehearsal
  • May 31, 2024 – Time TBD; Tech Rehearsal YouthFest

Mandatory Performance Dates

  • April 5, 2024 – Next Narrative Monologue Competition Regional Finals at Seattle Rep
  • June 1, 2024 – YouthFest at Seattle Rep

 

Remember, The State of the Students is a no-audition, free opportunity, and all high school-aged youth are welcome to participate. No experience required!

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The State of the Students was originally developed as a part of Western States Center’s Common Good Masterclass for Artists & Cultural Workers: Combatting Racism, Antisemitism, and Antidemocratic Movements.