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Students participate in the "Facing Our Truth: Ten-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege" Youth Summit at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

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Reimagine Your American Dream

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May 4, 2018 at 4:30–10:30pm

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Reimagine Your American Dream

How much cultural influence do today's teens have on the "American Dream"?

Explore this question and your own identity while discovering the themes of Tony Award® winners David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's Soft Power at the Ahmanson Theatre.

This totally free Friday evening Youth Summit (for high school students) includes a talk from Hwang, a leading Asian American playwright; dinner; a variety of fun workshops; and a ticket to the World premiere of Soft Power. You'll leave the theatre with a new vision of your American Dream.


What’s Your Story?
Why are the arts important to you? Working with a master storyteller, participants will learn how to tell their arts education stories and will be empowered to share them to create change within their schools and beyond.
What’s Our Future?
What are our hopes, dreams, and fears, and how do we express those through theatre? This physical theatre-based session will encourage participants to explore their vision of future America.
Cultural Appreciation vs. Appropriation
What are artists' responsibilities when portraying a culture that's not their own? Explore your culture and learn more about the pitfalls of cultural appropriation in this writing-based workshop.

For more information contact Felipe M. Sanchez at 213.972.7587 or email

This Teen Youth Summit is planned by Center Theatre Group's Student Ambassadors, a group of high school students participating in a yearlong leadership program.

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Youth Summit—4:30pm
The Music Center Annex | 601 W Temple St, L.A., CA 90012
Map & Directions
Ahmanson Theatre | 135 N Grand Ave, L.A., CA 90012 (Just across the street from The Annex!)
Theatre Information

RSVP by Wed, May 2, 2018 at 5pm

This event is for current high school students only; students must attend the entire event to receive their complimentary ticket to Soft Power.

The Teen Youth Summit is free, but RSVPs are required.