2017 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 12th @ 8pm
Saturday, May 13th @ 3pm
Saturday, May 13th @ 8pm
Sunday, May 14th @ 2pm
Sunday, May 14th @ 5pm

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

Rat Court

written by Boo Killebrew
directed by Daisy Walker

Initiation into a high school sorority tests three young women -- and their friendship -- to the breaking point. Meanwhile, a young man struggles to chart his own future, or believe he's worthy of one.

assistant stage manager: Chloe Madison
featuring: Roza Chervinsky, Tashi Everett, Jaylene Gonzalez, Pamela Guerrero, Alonnie Johnson, Jaylen Key, Emerson Thomas Gregory,  SaCha Stewart-Coleman, Giovanni Santalucia, Madelyn de Los Santos


Tilda Swinton Betrayed Us 

written by A. Rey Pamatmat
directed by Zi Alikhan

An actress's fan club finds its survival threatened when the actions of their beloved icon leave the group sharply divided on how to respond. Discovering that they can't address this incident without acknowledging broader cultural truths, they realize the only way forward is to discuss the difficult and complicated things we don't like talking about.

assistant director: Henry Nettleton
assistant stage manager: Marisa Ayerst
featuring: Saman Bayako, Petra Brusiloff, Marina Davey, Jake Dylan, Tashi Everett, Maeve Farrell, Natalya Gammon, Irene Lauren, Sadie Parker, Craig Steely, Jr. 



written by Eleanor Burgess
directed by Julie Kramer

Things get weird both onscreen and off when a group of friends film a Tarantino-inspired heist flick. When it's your first time behind the camera, what story do you tell, and how do you choose to tell it?

assistant director: Kyle Michael Yoder
assistant stage manager: Katherine Welborne
featuring: Emma Callahan, Roza Chervinsky, Marina Davey, Julia Dec, Malcom Grant, Rose Hornyak, Irene Lauren, Mohammad Murtaza, Josiah Thorpe, Rachida Williams

Molly Meador - Keen Teens Producer
Hope Chavez -  Keen Teens Line Producer
Nikki castle - production stage manager


Brendan Boston - Scenic Designer
Katja Andreiev - Costume Designer
David Shocket - Lighting Designer
Julian Evans - Sound Designer
Corinne Woods - Production Manager

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