Teen HYPE presents Hidden In the Shadows. The original drama — written, produced and performed by young people — explores the collective fears of young people – the fear of social isolation, parental absenteeism, emotional abuse and school and community violence. Some young people choose to hide their vulnerability, while others search for safe spaces to remedy their pain. Hidden In the Shadows will be performed Friday at Marygrove College Theatre in Detroit.
Details from Teen HYPE:
For the 15th consecutive year, Teen HYPE is presenting an original stage play written, produced, and performed by young people in our Peer Education program. Hidden In the Shadows will be staged March, 7, 8, and 15th at Marygrove College Theatre in Detroit.
Hidden In the Shadows explores the collective fears of young people – the fear of social isolation, parental absenteeism, emotional abuse and school and community violence. Some young people choose to hide their vulnerability, while others search for safe spaces to remedy their pain. This theatrical production, which benefits from artistic direction from noted actor Henri Franklin as well as professional dance and playwriting talent, blends music, spoken word, and dance in order to show young and old audiences alike that healing and hope are possible.
Teen HYPE’s annual theatrical productions highlight pressing societal or emotional issues facing teens and provide effective behavioral strategies. The annual audience of 2,000 middle school and high school students is comprised largely of Detroit public school classes in which Teen HYPE provides health education as well as from other youth-serving organizations. Another 1,000 adults also attend the rousing production.
Tickets for evening performances can be purchased online at www.teenhype.org. General admission tickets are $15; VIP seating is $35 and includes premium seating, backstage access and refreshments. For sponsorship information, please email or phone Mary Madigan at mary.madigan@ teenhype.org, or (313) 831-8336.
More about Teen HYPE
Founded in 2004 to deter teen pregnancy and assure the next generation of leaders, Teen HYPE reaches Detroit young people with evidence-based health programs in middle schools and high schools. More than 30,000 students have been reached since 2004. 600 young leaders have been developed through our Peer Education program, and each year they create an original theatrical production. Previous theatrical productions have highlighted various issues including race relations, suicide, coming out, and, last year, incarcerated family members. For more information, visit their website, www.teenhype.org.