Somewhere in the back of your closet gathering dust and turning yellow with age is comedic gold: those old journals, poems, and essays you wrote as a teenager when you thought you could do no wrong. If you were to read them today you’d probably cringe at your former feelings . Now, imagine sharing them in front of an audience (or live streamed to the Internet). That’s exactly what happens at Teen Angst Night.
Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series. Readers 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- You cannot be proud of the work you share. It’s best if you’re super embarrassed.
For the live show we will be having a Zoom meeting with all 8 readers safe in their own homes and this feed will get live streamed to YouTube for you to watch. Please live tweet or post in Instagram with #TeenAngstNight.
Can you afford to buy a ticket or donate some money?
Is money tight right now? We get it. If that’s the case please keep your money, stay home, and let us entertain you!
WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THE MONEY MADE FROM TICKETS/ DONATIONS?
Since 2016 10-20% of ticket sales usually gets donated to CLICK – Contributing to the Lives of Inner City Kids. CLICK’s mission is to engage the community by raising funds for programs that support inner city kids to they can succeed. However, for this online event some money will be donated to the Vancouver Food Bank who is in desperate need right now. We also hope to give some money to the Fox Cabaret, our home venue, who has had to shut its doors during this time. We will need this valuable community space when we are able to gather again. Of course, money will also be going to the producer, partipants and technical staff who will be the faces and content of this live stream. Most of them work in arts and culture and have lost all their income.
Thank you for tuning in to our live stream! We hope this event can be a reminder that we’re all in this together. As a teenager you might have isolated in your bedroom feeling like you were all alone and no one understands your pain, but now we know everyone else felt that way too.. and some things never change.