Never Say …

Kyle Branch

SHORTSTOP
Yo. Welcome to nowhere. The thing is, nowhere is somewhere to somebody.

I know what you’re thinking. Why would anyone want to live here?

You know those signs on the freeways pointing to empty apartment buildings saying, “If you lived here, you’d be home already?”

I’m home.

This is where the El Boys exist. This is where you find us if you need us.

Our color, you know? Our cotton skin? Gray, just like where we are.

…and I’m…

EL BOY 1
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NEVER SAY NEVER UNLESS IT’S FOREVER ramps up emotions with skateboards and rap with a hook as it focuses on alienated youth as inspired by the Lost Boys in JM Barrie’s Peter Pan.

Part of the American (in)Tent Reach In Don’t Outreach program promoting the voice of youth, cuz the kids are alright. Directed and performed by youth artists, this program advocates cultural commonality out of current issues that deeply afflict younger generations. Never Say Never is written by S Vlahos with rap lyrics by Jack Zager.

We hope to work into the Scottish and UK communities of youth by reaching out and including in the process and the voice.


Jack Zager

Jack Zager

I’m Jack Zager and I am the director of Never Say Never Unless It’s Forever. I fell in love with this piece because of its incredibly American spirit. I want this production to be a window into the America that I live in. Never Say Never Unless It’s Forever reflects the complexion of America today Learn More

Kyle Branch

Kyle Branch

Part of the American (in)Tent Reach In Don’t Outreach program promoting the voice of youth, cuz the kids are alright. Directed and performed by youth artists, this program advocates cultural commonality out of current issues that deeply afflict younger generations. from Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles “Art Goes On Project” Center Theatre Group has been talking about Learn More

Gwyn Mackenzie

Gwyn Mackenzie

Part of the American (in)Tent Reach Out Don’t Outreach program promoting the voice of youth, cuz the kids are alright. Directed and performed by youth artists, this program advocates cultural commonality out of current issues that deeply afflict younger generations. sharing is caring Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter

Lily Zager

Lily Zager

Part of the American (in)Tent Reach Out Don’t Outreach program promoting the voice of youth, cuz the kids are alright. Directed and performed by youth artists, this program advocates cultural commonality out of current issues that deeply afflict younger generations. sharing is caring Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter

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