2018 Keen Teens Festival of New Work

THREE WORLD PREMIERE PLAYS featuring a cast of teenagers
from all five boroughs of New York City!


Friday, May 11th @ 8pm
Saturday, May 12th @ 3pm
Saturday, May 12th @ 8pm
Sunday, May 13th @ 2pm
Sunday, May 13th @ 5pm

The Lion Theatre in Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street (btw 9th and 10th)


ROBERT ROSS PARKER - Keen Teens Producer
Hope Chavez -  Keen Teens MANAGING Producer

An-Lin Dauber - Set Design
Karen Boyer - Costume Design
Kate August - Lighting Design
Kärl Berntson - Sound Design
Corinne Woods - Production Manager

winifred & myrtle GO TO HIGH SCHOOL!!!

written by leah nanko winkler
directed by michael goldfried

Assistant Director: Patrick Dooley
Assistant Stage Manager: Marisa Ayerst

Winifred and Myrtle are old. Super old. Like a hundred. And so is their dog. But when a birthday wish magically transforms them in a way they never expected, things are going to get lit at the local high school. Hundo P, bruh!

aRound 2

written by James anthony tyler
directed by estefania fadul

Assistant Director: Kyle Michael Yoder
Assistant Stage Manager: Steven Hernandez

On the night of the 2016 presidential election, a high school government club gathers to watch the results come in. Evelyn, the club president, must make a difficult choice. As the night wears on, and the winner becomes clear, the students struggle to understand what is happening between them and across the country.  

caribbean queen

book & lyrics by jamie cowperthwait, music by salmon lerner
directed & choreographed by Ilana Ransom Toeplitz

Associate Director: Jenna Rosman
Assistant Stage Manager: Cinthia Chen


Parents are lame. Vacations are lame. Vacations with parents...I can’t even. But everything is not what it appears to be on this cruise ship. Sam is about to go on a fantastic journey much farther from home than she could have imagined. Wait till her Instagram friends see the photos!

Presented by Keen Company and Samuel French, Inc.
Keen Teens is made possible by The Axe-Houghton Foundation and the Keen Teens Angels.