Teen Council


Playhouse Teen Council (PTC​) is an advocacy and advisory group involving creative and dynamic high school students throughout San Diego County who demonstrate strong leadership qualities and a passion for theatre. The purpose of PTC is to foster the next generation of theatre leaders and professionals through cultivated educational & interactive experiences with La Jolla Playhouse.

La Jolla Playhouse strongly believes in uplifting the youth voices of our diverse San Diego community. PTC is an inclusive, supportive space that invites teens of all backgrounds, including, but certainly not limited to: all ethnicities, genders, sexualities, gender expressions and all economic backgrounds, to join us in our work. As representatives of La Jolla Playhouse, PTC strongly believes that theatre has the power to be a catalyst for social justice within our community, and furthermore believes in the power of the artist to be a global changemaker.

PTC members will learn the inner workings of a nonprofit professional theatre, attract young audiences and positively contribute to our community’s theatre culture. PTC has the opportunity to meet the artists and experts who bring La Jolla Playhouse’s shows to its audiences. Members will participate in seminars, complete projects, attend LJP shows, workshops, talkbacks and learn about the artistic vision of the Playhouse. They also plan and host events throughout the year that celebrate the Playhouse’s offerings as well as each member’s love of theatre. Each event brings young people to the Playhouse, building on the strong following for challenging live theatre that exists in San Diego.

PTC members serve a term that is generally the length of one academic year. Meetings are held from 4:30 – 6:00 pm on the first and third Monday of every month, first meeting will start in September.

2019/20 Teen Council
Nikki Astor, Bella Brady, Ava D’Amore, Sahra Daneshmand, Lilith Freund, Elizabeth Gelber, Zoe Goldstein, Mia Grust, Emre Gumus, Sonia Halle, Rivers Harris, Mila McCoy, Roland Meisler, Sasha Moscano, Olivia Newell, Nicky Redd, Fiona Salbato, Lexi Smith, Emily Talerman, Carly Walton, Sabrina Webster, Adam Zheng

Playhouse Teen Council at student matinee

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La Jolla Playhouse takes action in solidarity with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)
artists, audiences and community members in the fight to end racism.
Read our plans here.
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