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 YouthSummit@CTGLA.org.
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.
- 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.