2000 – TeenAngstPoetry.com was launched as an online archive of the world’s worst teenage poetry as submitted by adults.
2000 – The live event was born in Calgary, AB at The Newt in Kensington.
2005 – The website and live show turned into a book.
2006 – The book turned into a theatrical event at the High Performance Rodeo.
2007 – Then I created a solo show about Teen Angst.
2007 – In development for a documentary called The Teen Angst Recovery Project. We only got partial funding and then it got shelved.
2008 – My solo show played Bumbershoot.
2010 – I pitched a radio series and it didn’t happen.
2014 – The live show lives on. Why? Because I love this show so much.
Come and see for yourself.
Tonight! The Emerald, 555 Gore, 8:30-10:30pm
Standing room only. $8 at the door. Cash only.
TEEN ANGST NIGHT is a comedic reading series where people read from their embarrassing old teenage journals, poems, songs, essays and more. You can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it follows these rules:
1- The work must be your own.
2- You must have written it between the ages of 10-19.
3- It’s best if the work is at least 4 years old.
4- If have a physical reaction while reading your old writing like cringing, crying or throwing up. That’s the good stuff that’s worth sharing. The more embarrassing the better!
Tonight’s readers include:
Stephanie Hall (no relation)