Original Works

Studio BE Youth Revolution presents……

STAGES 

SBYR: STAGES is a living body of originally devised work created, sustained, and maintained by Studio BE Youth Revolution. Its aim is to tackle the issues surrounding today’s teenage youth by directly targeting taboo “unapproachable” subjects through research, conversation, and theatrical discourse.

A direct product of our DEVISED classroom series confronting issues of identity facing adolescents today, STAGES materializes as an ever-evolving body of work, exploring issues inherent in the identity development of young adults through interview, research, and conversation. It can be experienced as episodes belonging to themed bodies of work in either audio/literary format, or through theatrical production. Each episode will ultimately be accompanied by an original multi-disciplinary curriculum written specifically for that STAGES saga by its creators and their collaborators.

The mission of STAGES is to provide adolescents and young adults access to engaging, relevant, ethical, and above all, REAL information that they need in order to make informed, responsible choices; to provide fact and perspective that is easy to relate to in such a fashion that once learned, is not easily forgotten. Open minds. Create options. Affirm instincts. And make them feel.

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Puberty. Gender. Sex. Love.

An inquiry-driven exposé confronting biological, cultural, and socio-emotional experiences of adolescent sexual development, Puberty. Gender. Sex. Love. speaks in a language that resonates with young people, and highlights issues that are generally left more comfortably in the dark.

EPISODES:

                      (as each episode develops, individual pieces will be listed in italics. So far, this is what we’ve got!)

Puberty.

 Discharge by Tamara Drew

Genitals’ presented by Murican Girls’ Dolls an excerpt from Jane Fonda’s ‘Being A Teen’

OOH! OOH! I Know This! Puberty Trivia Ensemble Devised

Gender. 

OOH! OOH! I Know This! Gender Trivia Ensemble Devised

Sex.

Ulterior Motives: Wendy & Peter Pan by Tamara Drew

Interview segment with Jason William Fisher of SEXhaustED

What Comes Out by Ben Locke

That GRINDR Grind… by Ben Locke

OOH! OOH! I Know This! Sex Ed Trivia Ensemble Devised

Love.

Yours Is A Selfish Love by Ben Locke

Interview segment with Jason William Fisher of SEXhaustED

 

Puberty, gender anatomy, gender identity, ‘firsts’, sexual assault, geo-social dating, porn, and love are the topics confronted in this theatrical live or radio production for teens, by teens of yesterday & today.

Trigger Warnings: Rape/Sexual Assault


TWISTED CREATION.

RE-VISED. RE-PURPOSED. REALITY.

REVOLUTION.

Since our inception, an important part of the mission of Studio BE’s youth program has been to motivate and facilitate thoughtful, informed consideration of the world around us. More specifically, we examine our own personal identities, our ensemble identity, and how we interact with the world.

SESSION II, SPRING 2013 will materialize as an ensemble-devised presentation of songs, monologues, and scenes from established theatrical works. These pieces will be RECONCEPTUALIZED, and staged, choreographed, and energized to communicate a strong social message.

*Interested learners will be part of a media project speaking to #steubenville, #consent, & goodchoices

BE part of the team of conceptualizers, creators, collaborators, and performers in this

first-ever Studio BE Youth Revolution focused showcase of our sociological mission~


Showstoppers Sing N Swing presents

OH! The Thinks You Can Think

A compilation of song and dance, scene and soliloquy, the substance of this semester will be focused on knowledge and solidarity. The acquisition of knowledge, artistic academics, exploring sociology, and standing together in the spirit of positive change will be the main message of this semester and showcase.

Skills: Basic vocal technique, vocal performance, character creation, scene analysis, basic dance technique, stage presence, choreography, diction & projection, CONFIDENCE!!!

Material: Songs from Seussical the Musical, School House Rock, Les Miserables, and Honk! Learner devised scenes, and scenes and monologues from various authors.

Studio BE in house Showstoppers will converge with our partner schools, Burley Elementary & Inter-American Magnet School to present a polished and powerful performance!