The Miseducation of Generation Never is the latest play devised by the high school Shadow Company of Yes! And… Collaborative Arts. Since they broke out on the FringeArts scene in 2010 with their groundbreaking flash-mob-inspired love letter to the city (titled Flash!) Shadow Company has been bringing their unique theatre making style and voice to the Festival. The Miseducation of Generation Never is no different.
This years's show delves into what it means to be a teenager as the world changes with lightening speed. Through workshops, the teens asked questions about their world both personally and artistically and many different concepts emerged. Rather then choose just one, they elected to see where each would lead them. They also doubled down on the degree of difficulty by deciding to use different performing arts styles or genres. The teens decided to create a show of small individual pieces, leading to an overall examination of how they, as teens, are educated.
Using spoken word poetry, movement, and their dynamic brand of storytelling, they reveal the struggle for hope, compassion, and perseverance in the face of a crumbling social and economic infrustructure.
*Contains mature content and parental discretion is advised.
$10 / 70 minutes
Fri Sept 6 at 7pm + Sat Sept 6 at 3pm and 7pm
Fri Sept 13 at 7pm + Sat Sept 14 at 3pm and 7pm
Yes! And… Collaborative Arts
21 W Washington Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Presented in part with support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund AND people like you!