Looking In: Teen Theatre That Keeps It Real

Looking In: Teen Theatre That Keeps It Real
Posted on 08/31/2017
Looking In Theatre

As my TV crew sets up cameras and positions several portable lights, the five teen actors I’ve come to meet and interview have already begun rehearsing. I can barely hear them over the set-up activity, but they appear locked in, busy running lines and reviewing their blocking. Clearly they’ve done this before. So I just watch.

In the center of the stage, a red-haired boy in a flannel shirt sits and faces profile. Two young women—one African-American and the other Latina—peer over each of his shoulders and whisper in his ear. He’s pecking away at some kind of computer screen,

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