Composed as a series of monologues and scenes, Teen Monologues is based on interviews and surveys from local teens and teen parents. Originally written and performed in 2003, Teen Monologues has since grown into an annual collaboration that builds on over a decade of teen stories. Directed by the renowned John Battalino, Teen Monologues seeks to give space for teens to speak out about topics affecting their everyday lives including healthy dating relationships, coming out, supporting friends through depression, communicating with parents and the social pressures to have sex. Over 600 students and parents are impacted by this touching play every year.
Join Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with Sophia Longas, Health Educator with Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County Inc (CAPSLO) Youth Programs and Peer Health Educators and Teen Monologues Cast Members, Lolly Tolan and Mira Green as they discuss Teen Monologues, a powerful teen theater outreach project.
Broadcast date: 5/9/19
Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.