The Bay Area Teen Theater-Going Initiative

I just learned about this from Melissa Hillman’s twitter feed and it’s the highlight of my day so far: there’s a new group that…well, here. This is from their About Us page:

Up Next is a not-for-profit organization of Bay Area teens, by Bay Area teens, and for Bay Area teens. Our mission: to get our peers interested in attending live theater (specifically focusing on bringing teens to the smaller, more experimental and cutting-edge theaters in the Bay Area). This mutually beneficial relationship will allow teenagers to engage with and learn from the local theater community while building new audiences for the theaters.

Their upnextbayarea blog has reviews, announcements and articles about lots of theaters that I love — which surely speaks more to their exceptional taste than to my emotional maturity. Follow it!