Nonprofit Spotlight: CAPSLO Presents the 15th Annual “Teen Monologues”
Coming to the SLO Little Theater on April 27
2017 marks the 15th year of “Teen Monologues,” a moving performance written and performed by local teens.
“Teen Monologues” is a series of scenes and monologues that addresses real issues relevant to today’s youth, based on interviews and surveys from local teens and teen parents. Through these performances, we see teenagers work through challenging experiences that include unplanned pregnancy, pressure to have sex, drug and alcohol abuse, dating violence, coming out and strained parent-child communication. The project broadly focuses on teen sexual health and decision-making, and what can come from those decisions.
A program of Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO), the project is federally funded by the Office of Adolescent Health and directed by John Battalino. The script evolves every year as a team of local teen writers adds stories and themes based on student feedback and personal experiences. With the support of CAPSLO staff and community leaders, Teen Monologues has now been recreated in five California counties.
The 2017 Teen Monologues will be performed on Thursday, April 27 at the SLO Little Theater. Prior to the show, guests will enjoy live music and a dessert reception. Following the community performance, the cast will travel to high schools in the county and perform for hundreds of students, spreading messages of support and raising awareness of the resources that CAPSLO offers for teens.
“Teen Monologues” is one of the many youth and adult programs that fall under the “Health and Prevention” division of CAPSLO. Other programs include comprehensive sex education in classrooms, childhood obesity prevention programs, academic case management for expectant and parenting teens and reproductive health clinical services.
Tickets for the April 27 Teen Monologues performance are on sale now at brownpapertickets.org. To learn more about what CAPSLO does in the community, visit capslo.org.