***Coming Soon! Stay Tuned!***
In Our Skin is a creative writing contest for Utah teens, ages 13-18 years. It is meant to inspire our youth to tell their stories of circumstance, and give voice to how they would like to see change happen in their community - and the world around them. At Radical Hospitality we believe: 'When you change the way you look at things - the things you look at change'. We want to know what it is like to be 'in THEIR skin'. Each year there will be a selected theme as well as a chosen spokesperson from the community who will share their own story of diversity, the ways they overcame their struggles and how they accomplish and actively pursue the change they want to see in the community they live. The contest will be broken up into two categories and two age brackets:
3 Minute Monologues: Ages 13-15, Ages 16-18
10 Minute Short Stage Plays: Ages 13-15, Ages 16-18
A diverse panel will read and vote on each submission. The top SIX writers from each category and age bracket will be selected by the panel and mentored by industry professionals to cast, direct, produce and stage a professional reading or screening of their submission. The "Finalists Competition" will then have the opportunity to be attended by the public, where the audience will determine the top THREE contestants of each category, for each age group. The 'public voted winners' will receive a cash prize (to be determined) as well as a full scholarship to produce their piece. They will be mentored and guided through the production process by industry professionals once again on a much deeper level. The final production of all TWELVE winners will be debuted at our "In Our Skin" gala and shown/staged for two consecutive weekends. 100% of the proceeds from this will go back into funding the "In Our Skin" program.
*We are still solidifying specific details...we thank you for your interest, excitement & patience. Please check back soon for more information and updates!**
If you are a teen ages 13-18 we encourage you to submit your ideas! Please email to: RadHosUtah@gmail.com
If you are interested in volunteering to be on the reading panel, or interested in submitting a resume for mentorship in stage production categories please email: RadHosUtah@gmail.com
If you are interested in Sponsoring the program, or volunteering to help recruitment in public school systems please email: Tara.RadHosUtah@gmail.com
If you are interested in making In-Kind donations and receiving an acknowledgement letter from 501c3 Non-Profit for tax write off: Please visit the DONATIONS link on the website.