Hostel YOUTH! brings cutting-edge American new plays to teens. Based on a full immersion youth hostel model, HY! provides 14-18 year old theater-lovers a truly hands-on experience with some of the greatest talents working in contemporary theater today.
Interested in Hostel YOUTH!?
What to Expect at Hostel YOUTH!
For three days, a group of HY! participants come together to experience the remarkable power of theater. During these 72-hours, you will critically examine new plays and the contemporary themes they explore.
At HY! you’ll…
- Experience six contemporary plays in three different performances spaces
- Watch a new play reading
- Engage with professional actors, directors, designers, and other artists
- Dive into the new play development process
- Get to know the CATF Intern Company during a special (and delicious!) barbecue
- Take part in captivating and thought-provoking workshops, including: Acting & Directing; Playwrighting; Technical Theater, Design, Stage Management, and Interactive Change-Overs; Voice & Movement; and Publicity & Marketing
Hostel YOUTH! Team
Theresa M. Davis
Director of Hostel YOUTH!
Theresa M. Davis is an Artist-Educator in 3-D (Dramaturg-Deviser-Director) working to expand the boundaries of creating culturally specific work in academic institutions and beyond. It is her steadfast desire to produce events that speak to diverse audiences and communities – revolutionary theatre that inspires growth and fosters intercultural communication. In addition to being to the Contemporary American Theater Festivals’ Hostel YOUTH! director, Theresa collaborated as a dramaturg for productions of The Ashes Under Gait City and Dead and Breathing. Tenured at three different institutions, Theresa has taught at Kalamazoo College, West Virginia University, and the University of Virginia where she joined the faculty in 2007 as an Associate Professor of Cross Cultural Performance. As a director she has also enjoyed Guest Artist residencies at Macalester College and Purdue University. Her directing credits include The Colored Museum, The Miser, A Piece of My Heart, Flyin’ West, The Canterbury Tales, Twelfth Night, Mo Pas Connin, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Seven Guitars, The African Company Presents Richard III, Day of Absence, Every Tongue Confess.