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In partnership with Young Women Empowered

Teaching Artist: Nabra Nelson, Co-Teaching Artist: Fatema Metwally

Find your voice, tell your story, create community, and play games! Creating a generative and supportive youth ensemble, we will express our creativity and passions through theater games and performance. Exploring themes of identity, community, and social justice, participants will write personal monologues, explore community issues, and practice using theater for social change. By learning performance techniques, you will improve public speaking skills and feel empowered in your own voice. Throughout the year, we will discuss how we want to use our voices through theater to create positive change in our communities. We will then work toward a performance, public or private, that shares our stories. Dinner and snacks are provided at class sessions. 

In addition to the Thursday classes, participants will be invited to attend professional theatrical performances at Seattle Rep that include a pre-show reception exclusively for teens. These plays will serve as inspiration for the theater we are creating in class. Participants will also be invited to perform on the Seattle Rep stage at the end of the year in the annual Youth Works Festival! 

Class Dates
Every other Thursday, October 20 - June 1 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
October 20, November 3, November 17, December 1, January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23, March 9, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1

Field Trips
Select Fridays at Seattle Rep (155 Mercer St), with a pre-show teen reception & activities at 6:30pm, and performance beginning at 7:30 p.m.

  • What the Constitution Means to Me – Friday, October 21, 2022
  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter – Friday, February 3, 2023
  • Metamorphoses – Friday, February 10, 2023
  • Between Two Knees – Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Is This A Room – Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Lydia & the Troll – Friday, May 19, 2023


Youth Works Festival (performance opportunity): June 3 at Seattle Rep

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