Teen Resources • Creativity From Home

Getting Creative From Your Home

Explore ways to flex your mind, and express your creative side with these fun and unique at-home ideas.

Creative Writing Visual Arts

POC Zine Project

POC Zine Project’s mission is to makes ALL zines by POC (People of Color) easy to find, distribute and share. They are an experiment in activism and community through materiality.

Rookie Mag Creative Prompts

Rookie Mag was founded in 2011 as an online magazine for and by teenagers and ceased publication in 2018. Check out this list of creative prompts and gain inspiration from all 87 issues archived on their site!

Queer Zine Archive Project

The Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) was first launched in November 2003 in an effort to preserve queer zines and make them available to other queers, researchers, historians, punks, and anyone else who has an interest DIY publishing and underground queer communities

Dance

Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

For the first time ever, Boston Ballet will partner with NBC10 Boston to bring Mikko Nissinen’s “The Nutcracker” to homes across New England. Celebrate the holiday season with a brand-new, one-hour broadcast of this beloved ballet and bring the magic of “The Nutcracker” straight to your living room.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Chroma, Grace, Takademe, Revelations (2015)

Alvin Ailey’s signature masterpiece, ‘Revelations,’ pays homage to and reflects African-American cultural heritage, which Ailey considered one of America’s richest treasures – “sometimes sorrowful, sometimes jubilant, but always hopeful.”

A Choreographer’s Creative Process in Real Time

We all use our body on a daily basis, and yet few of us think about our physicality the way Wayne McGregor does. He demonstrates how a choreographer communicates ideas to an audience, working with two dancers to build phrases of dance, live and unscripted, on the TEDGlobal stage.

Pas de Deux (American Ballet Theatre)

ABT launches PAS DE DEUX, a limited, four-episode documentary series exploring the intersection of dance and other diverse art forms. Produced by Oscar®-winning Little Monster Films, each PAS DE DEUX episode sets the stage for two artists to delve into each other’s process and craft in intimate conversations that culminate in new artistic creations.

Dance Music Theatre

The Kennedy Center’s Digital Stage

Watch extraordinary performances from the Kennedy Center’s stages and beyond, with new releases daily, special series and original stories. Explore our vast collection of thousands of videos.

Dance Theatre Visual Arts

Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s mission is to use diverse styles of puppetry and artistic expression to create works that inspire and promote social change. Many of their past shows are available online for free streaming.

Media Arts

Pixar in a Box

Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs.

Music

Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program

Established by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 1992, the Program seized the opportunity to document more than one hundred senior jazz musicians, performers, relatives, and business associates.

BBC World Music Archive

Explore more than a decade of Radio 3 on-location recordings from 2000 to the present in BBC’s World Music archive, recording the life and musical traditions of countries ranging from Brazil to North Korea and Cuba to Turkmenistan.

Theatre Music

Patrick Dorow Presents “Stay Home for the Holidays 2020”

For the past decade, Home for the Holidays has become an award-winning family tradition across the Seacoast. This uplifting musical, created by Patrick Dorow and including performers from all over the country, tells a story we all know so well; families and friends reuniting for the holiday season! Although we are unable to invite you back to our “living room” (stage) where we’ve always met before, we can’t imagine closing 2020 without the HFTH family. So, this year, Home for the Holidays is bringing us together, for the very first time, in your living room!

Theatre

Romeo and Juliet (2019) at Shakespeare’s Globe

Watch Romeo and Juliet for free, our Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production created especially for young people, filmed from Shakespeare’s most famous stage, the Globe Theatre. Romeo and Juliet (2019) YouTube Premiere is available until February half-term 2021.

Visual Arts

High School to Arts School: Introduction to Portfolio Development

Students can apply to this FREE Introduction to Portfolio Development program by February 7th. This session is designed for high school juniors (and sophomores, on a case-by-case basis) interested in going to art college. This Spring Session will provide students with an introduction to portfolio development, focusing on building students’ art vocabulary and observational drawing skills. Classes meet Saturdays, 10am – 3pm from March 20 – June 5. Students must be available for all classes.⠀