By Philadelphia Young Playwrights
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Mouthful is a youth-centered podcast from Philadelphia Young Playwrights, an arts education non-profit dedicated to cultivating the voices of young people. Each week, we dig into the themes and ideas at play in a dramatic monologue written by a young person. We listen to the monologue performed by a professional actor, talk to the young person about why they wrote it, and then journey out into the community to broaden the conversation. Mouthful places young people at the center of important conversations, adding their voices and perspectives to the discussions that surround our daily lives at home, in the workplace, in the news, and in the community.
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Pressing My Issues LIVE||A monologue about the stresses of being a teenager starts a conversation about teen stress and teen resilience. Recorded live at the Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake, this episode features conversations with: Brittany Blythe, a senior at Lankenau High School; Kay'Stienna Carter, a junior at Benjamin Franklin High School; Ericka Morris, educational consultant; and Dr. Ken Ginsburg, a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Pretension Detention||A monologue questioning the value of a classroom discussion starts a conversation about learning. Featuring conversations with Ericka Morris, a former teacher and curriculum specialist, Tamir D. Harper, a senior at Science Leaderships Academy and co-founder of UrbEd, and Brooke Sexton, Artistic Director of YesAnd! Collaborative Arts.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Addiction||Addiction||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two Trailer||Thoughts Can Fly||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: LIVE SHOW||Eviction & Youth Homelessness||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Autism Speaks||Autism||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Diagnosis||Grief & the Death of Sibling||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Better Technology, Horrible Connection||Social Media, Technology, & Communication||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Fine Dining||Jobs and Youth Employment||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Not Ready||Black Male Engagement||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtended Play: Stop & Frisk||Mother & Son, unedited||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Pedestals||Diversity and Double Standards||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Neighborhood Blue||Community Policing||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Misunderstanding, Didn't Understand||Masculinity||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Comfort||Eating Disorders||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: One Hundred Sleepless Nights||Trans and Non-Binary Gender Identity||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview||Complicated Conversations with Young People & Communities||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Huge Yvonne Latty fan!!!
So excited for more of this!
mouthful is an earful
We need to be listening more to youth instead of talking to them. Well done, PYP!
Great to hear student perspectives! I can't wait fo rthe next episodes.