TeenTix Announces Nominees for 2014 Teeny Awards; Ceremony Set for 9/20

TeenTix Announces Nominees for 2014 Teeny Awards; Ceremony Set for 9/20

For the sixth year, Seattle's TeenTix, an arts access and engagement program for teenagers, has announced the nominees for its annual Teeny Awards. Like a Teen Choice Awards for local arts events and organizations, the Teeny Awards aim to empower teen arts audiences and to recognize those organizations that have done an especially good job of welcoming young people over the past year.

The Teeny Awards are awarded by The New Guard, TeenTix's arts leadership society, based on TeenTix member voting.

TeenTix director Holly Arsenault says, "This year, The New Guard wanted to shake up the categories a bit, and they came up with what I think is a brilliant plan -- they scrapped the traditional event categories (such as Best Play, Best Exhibit) altogether, and instead chose to give awards based on what matters to them when they decide to go experience art. The new categories reward work across genres and art forms that, for example, sparked civic dialogue, engaged topics related to young people, or offered a chance to experience a timeless work from the canon. I think the categories are surprising and illuminating and a perfect expression of what the Teeny Awards are supposed to do."

The Teeny Awards will be presented in a gala ceremony on Saturday, September 20th at EMP Museum (last year's winner for Favorite Organization). The ceremony will be hosted by Lindy West, and preceded by TeenTix's annual fundraising dinner. Tickets and information are available at www.teentix.org/TeenyAwards2014.


TEENY AWARDS 2014 NOMINEES

ORGANIZATION AWARDS

Celebrating the region's most teen-friendly arts organizations

1. FAVORITE ORGANIZATION

Voted on in real-time at the Teeny Awards ceremony

All TeenTix partner organizations nominated except reigning favorite organization, EMP Museum.

2. BEST FRONT-OF-HOUSE EXPERIENCE

For the partner organization with the most welcoming and helpful box office staff, greeters, ushers, etc.
All TeenTix partner organizations nominated

3. BEST THEATRE

5th Avenue Theatre

ACT Theatre

ArtsWest

Balagan Theatre

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Cornish College of the Arts

Driftwood Players

Intiman Theatre Festival

Jet City Improv

New Century Theatre Company

On the Boards

Pork Filled Players

Renton Civic Theatre

Seattle Children's Theatre

Seattle Musical Theatre

Seattle Public Theater

Seattle Shakespeare Company

SiS Productions

Taproot Theatre

The 14/48 Projects

Unexpected Productions

UW UTS

UW School of Drama

Washington Ensemble Theatre

Young Americans' Theatre Company

4. BEST MUSEUM or GALLERY

ArtsWest

Bellevue Arts Museum

Burke Museum

Cornish College of the Arts

EMP Museum

Henry Art Gallery

MOHAI

Seattle Art Museum & Seattle Asian Art Museum

The Wing Luke Museum

5. BEST DANCE ORGANIZATION

Cornish College of the Arts

On the Boards

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Spectrum Dance Theater

6. BEST FILM ORGANIZATION

Grand Illusion Cinema

NFFTY: The National Film Festival for Talented Youth

Northwest Film Forum

Pacific Science Center's IMAX & Laser Dome

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)

Three Dollar Bill Cinema

7. BEST CIVIC, CULTURAL, or LITERARY ORGANIZATION

Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

Seattle Arts & Lectures

Seattle Center

Town Hall

8. BEST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ORGANIZATION

ArtsWest

Cornish College of the Arts

Edmonds Center for the Arts

EMP Museum

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
On the Boards

EVENT AWARDS

Works must have been produced at a TeenTix partner organization between July 2013 and June 2014

9. THE EVOLUTION AWARD

For the work that best showcased the work of young artists or engaged topics related to youth

#ICONIC: Power and Pop Culture at Wing Luke Museum

Bo-Nita at Seattle Repertory Theatre

NFFTY: The National Film Festival for Talented Youth

Ping Pong Summer, Northwest Film Forum

She's Come Undone, Book-It Repertory Theatre

Sound Off! 2014 at EMP Museum

The Wrestling Season, Young Americans' Theatre Company

10. THE KINDLING AWARD

For the work that most artfully illuminated a social issue or sparked civic dialogue

Ignite Seattle! series, Town Hall

Impenetrable, SiS Productions

The Minstrel Show Revisited, Spectrum Dance Theater

Rapture, Blister, Burn, ACT Theatre

Sanctum, Henry Art Gallery

Translations Film Festival, Three Dollar Bill Cinema

The Whipping Man, Taproot Theatre Company

11. THE EVERYTHING OLD IS COOL AGAIN AWARD

For a great work first created 50 or more years ago

Canzonetta, Cornish College of the Arts

Dresden Concertos with Rachel Barton Pine, Seattle Baroque Orchestra/Early Music Guild

Lysistrata, Intiman Theatre Festival

Richard II, Seattle Shakespeare Company

The Sleeping Beauty, Pacific Northwest Ballet

Untuxed: Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Seattle Symphony

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Seattle Repertory Theatre

12. THE BLEEDING EDGE AWARD

For an unexpected contemporary work

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Washington Ensemble Theatre

Black Angels, Seattle Symphony

The Creation Project 2014, Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas

Echo, SAM Olympic Sculpture Park

Kylian + Pite, Pacific Northwest Ballet

The Suit, Seattle Repertory Theatre

The Walworth Farce, New Century Theatre Company

13. THE KALEIDOSCOPE AWARD

For the most transporting work

#chicagoGirl, SIFF

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Book-It Repertory Theatre

Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, EMP Museum

Light Reign, James Turrell Skyspace, Henry Art Gallery

Miro: The Experience of Seeing, Seattle Art Museum

Les Miserables, Balagan Theatre

A World of Paper, A World of Fashion, Bellevue Arts Museum

14. THE SCHOOL IS HARD AWARD

For the funnest way to not think about finals

14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival, The 14/48 Projects

Laser Ring, Seattle Laser Dome + Seattle Opera

Legend of Zelda, Seattle Symphony

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Teens Special!, SIFF

Sing-Along Sound of Music, Edmonds Center for the Arts

Totally Wicked, Seattle Men's Chorus

Upside Downton, Jet City Improv

15. THE DESIGN AWARD

For great design

The Boy at the Edge of Everything, Seattle Children's Theatre

Celluloid Seattle: A City at at the Movies, MOHAI

Fifth of July, UW School of Drama

Hound of the Baskervilles, Seattle Repertory Theatre

Kylian + Pite, Pacific Northwest Ballet

Little Shop of Horrors, ACT Theatre + 5th Avenue Theatre

Zoe | Juniper: BeginAgain, On the Boards

16. BEST LOCAL ARTIST

TeenTix members are invited to write in their vote for their favorite local artist. Nominee must be an artist who presented or performed a work at a TeenTix partner organization within the eligible time period. Top five vote-getters will be announced, and winner will be selected by The New Guard.


ABOUT TEENTIX - Founded by Seattle Center in 2004, TeenTix is an arts access and engagement program for teenagers. TeenTix is best known for making it possible for any teenager to buy a five-dollar, day-of-event ticket at 54 arts organizations throughout the Puget Sound region. TeenTix believes that arts participation is a crucial form of civic engagement, and therefore aims to empower young people to take an active role in shaping their arts community as audience members, influencers, patrons, leaders, and critics. Since 2004, TeenTix has served nearly 50,000 area youth. In 2013, TeenTix began a three-year transition from Seattle Center public program to independent organization.

TeenTix is the recipient of the 2014 Seattle Mayor's Arts Award in the Future Focus category. To learn more about TeenTix, visit www.teentix.org.

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