Teen Slam Creativity Contest

Dallas Children's Theater announces the Teen Slam Creativity Contest for grades 7-12.


More about TEEN BRAIN: THE MUSICAL
Book by Linda Daugherty
Music & Lyrics by Nick Martin

In the course of a single day, we see high school students dealing with the problems of relationships, homework, parents, and the turmoil inside their own brains. Besides the real life look at high school, the play explores the latest research about the teen brain: its rapid speed which is wired for technology, its neural awkwardness, impulsivity, multitasking, and its slow maturation of judgment and decision making. Towards the end of the play after an unchaperoned party, an accident forces the teenage characters to rethink who they are and what they want.

The Characters:
(Boys)
Austin- Cool jock ready to party
Ziggy- Nerdy class clown
J.J. - Nice guy

(Girls)
Dana- Sweet nice pretty girl
Holly- Quirky good girl
Ashley- Party girl who gets the guys
Sonya- BFF with Terry, class gossip who likes to party
Terry- BFF with Sonya, ready to talk about everyone to everyone

Teen Ensemble: Chorus of additional actors representing several characters connected to the story

Sample elements for Costume Contest Submission



A montage of elements that could be submitted for the Video Contest

Costume Design Contest

Students in grades 7-12 are asked to submit a costume design for a teen actor in TEEN BRAIN: THE MUSICAL.  The design must incorporate images, colors and words that represent feelings and ideas that you experience. Be specific, be personal and be creative. Designs may incorporate paint samples, fabric swatches, or other mediums, but should be two-dimensional and no larger than 8 x 11". Content should be appropriate for audiences age 12 and up. 

The winning entry:

  • The winner will consult with DCT Costume Designer Lyle Huchton to select costumes to be used in TEEN BRAIN: THE MUSICAL.
  • Winner will work with Lyle Huchton to create costumes for the newly-added teen ensemble.
  • Winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the opening night performance of TEEN BRAIN: THE MUSICAL by Linda Daugherty and Nick Martin, and be recognized live on stage.
  • Winner's design will be on display throughout the run of TEEN BRAIN: THE MUSICAL, and featured on DCT's Web site.

Scripts of TEEN BRAIN: THE MUSICAL are available at the DCT Box Office to check out and read at the theater.

Deadline: Monday, January 5.
Winners announced January 9, 2015.
PDF Costume Contest Entry Form


Video Contest

Students in grades 7-12 are asked to submit a digital video using media images that most impact teens today. Show us what your brain is absorbing and how it influences you. Be specific, be personal and be creative. Videos may be up to two minutes in length and emailed to VIDEO@DCT.ORG . Content should be appropriate for audiences age 12 and up. Multiple submissions are allowed. Videos may be captured using any digital video device.

The winning entries:

  • Winning entries will become part of the video montage at each performance of TEEN BRAIN: THE MUSICAL in the Studio Theater.
  • Winners will be invited to an exclusive video design workshop on how to assemble final projections, led by video designer Bart McGeehon.
  • Winners will receive two complimentary tickets to TEEN BRAIN: THE MUSICAL by Linda Daugherty and Nick Martin, and be recognized live on stage.
  • Winners' videos will be part of DCT's YouTube channel throughout the 2014-2015 Season.

Scripts of TEEN BRAIN: THE MUSICAL are available at the DCT Box Office to check out and read at the theater.
Deadline: Monday, January 5.
Winners announced January 9, 2015.
PDF Video Contest Entry Form

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE EMBREY FAMILY FOUNDATION for supporting this outreach


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