TEEN MONOLOGUES: THE PODCAST
Artwork by Sophie Smidth, in collaboration with Oscar, whose monologue you’ll hear in Episode 1: Identity.
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Enjoy Teen Monologues like it’s never been experienced before! Theater performance turned podcast, Teen Monologues is a show written by its teen performers, providing eduTAINMENT about identity, family, peer pressure and more.
As it became clear that a live performance this year would be impossible, we traded in our rehearsals for recording sessions and made a podcast. Interested in facilitating storytelling among your community groups? Download our FREE Storytelling Toolkit, with activities to encourage people of all ages to share their experiences!
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MEET THE CAST
My name is Olivia and I use she/her pronouns. I’m in 12th grade and I find myself understanding. I joined Teen Monologues because I wanted to be a part of a group of teens who are able to make a difference in the community. I want others to be in our shoes and take a look at what we are dealing with and how we see things. For some it can be very difficult and I want this podcast to help broaden their mindset. Follow me on instagram if you’d like, @tiny_oliv
I’m Oscar and I use he/them pronouns. I’m in 12th grade and I’m an artist. I joined Teen Monologues because the idea of being able to tell my story and have my voice heard was so exciting. It was a very unique opportunity to be able to have a platform like this, and speak on things I am passionate about. I think there’s so much to take away from the podcast. If it’s not sympathy for teenagers and our issues, then there’s a lot of strong voices telling stories about the intersectionality of our identities, experiences, and stories. I hope our audience feels inspired by our leadership to create a project and tell our narratives, and considers not only listening to others, but to tell their own. Bring humanity and faces to our issues. Follow me @meztlicult on Instagram, since I am an artist and I plan on continuing to tell my narrative through art, and I hope to do this through an online audience.
Hi, my name is Parker and I go by all pronouns. I am in 9th grade and I’m very dramatic. I joined Teen Monologues because I wanted to tell stories that are impactful and important to me. I hope people realize that they are not alone and there are people who want to listen.
I am Yuleimy and I’m in 11th grade. I use she/her pronouns and I am spontaneous. The reason I joined Teen Monologues was that I wanted to do something that I was passionate about. As I kept going to all the meetings, I saw that I was more interested and appealing, since it made me realize and appreciate how we are addressing current issues that are going on in our lives. I also like how it’s portrayed in our own voices. What I hope people will gain from hearing this podcast is that they will listen to our stories and see that we all are human beings whom are looking for change. If it weren’t for Teen Monologues, I wouldn’t have met such beautiful people who make this such a joyous life experience.
I’m Kaiden and I use he/him pronouns. I’m in 12th grade and I’m a PC enthusiast. I joined Teen Monologues because I found the opportunity to share my stories and opinions very nice. I hope people take away the fact that they aren’t alone.
Hello my name’s Stevie and I’m a junior in high school. I use they/them pronouns and I’m sort of a shy kid. I auditioned for Teen Monologues because it was a great opportunity to share my experience and struggles of being a teenager. This project gave other teens and myself a platform to write original monologues and skits on serious topics to inform our community that teens are not immune to the struggles of the real world. I hope that when everyone listens to our podcast, they know that there are other teens out there with similar stories and that their experiences are totally valid. Teen Monologues has given me a voice that I hardly ever used before and I got to meet some really cool people along the way. I’ll never forget this experience. And although we didn’t get to perform live due to this pandemic, all the rehearsals and bonds created were definitely worth it. The show must go on! Thank you very much to CAPSLO, the whole cast, and thank YOU for listening to our podcast. Stay safe.