What a Wonderful Youth Theatre Festival--see you all next year!

Carpetbag Theatre Astute Lenz

This year marked the 29th Year of our annual Youth Theatre Festival. We were so blown away by the performances of groups such as Kuumba Watoto, Knoxville Children's Theatre, Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble, and individual youth artists such as Adun Henry, Denzel, The Dynamic Ray, Nayeema Hoffman, and Brooklyn.

Each of our workshop leaders were phenomenal in encouraging our participants in pursuing the arts! We had workshops from Hip Hop Writing with Jarius Bush of Good Guy Collective, to puppet making with Rachel Milford of Cattywampus Puppet Council. We also had hip hop dancing with Dynamic Ray, storytime with Linda Hill, jazz and contemporary dancing with Rose Attea, Theatre with Summer Awad, Painting with Adam Henry, and Vocal Coaching with Sean Stewart.

We're also so thankful to each of our volunteers and sponsors (including Time Out Deli and Stop n Go) who made our 29th year of youth theatre one of the best yet!

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Photography by Astute Lenz

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