Everything I Was Never Taught

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Everything I Was Never Taught

Premiered November 2019
New York Live Arts

Direction: Hannah Cullen
Performed and created by Fiona Jarvis, Liam Mackenzie, Mieke Matteson, Nyah Raposo, Pilot Roberts, Beatrice White

Original Composition and Sound Design: Hannah Cullen
Lighting Design: Jenn Hill
Design consultant: Christine Jones
Production Management: popboompow/David Taylor
Photo: Em Watson

Everything I Was Never Taught is a coming-of-age story that offers perspective on growing up in the world today. It follows 6 teenagers as they navigate the pressures of high school and work to find themselves and their place within a sea of peers searching for the same thing. Caught in the complexities of life as a semi-independent person, these young people long for both freedom and security. Stumbling into lessons that can only be learned through experience, they speak brutally honest truths and share the profound wisdom that only a person in the midst of transformation has to offer: what does it mean to truly know oneself, and do we ever fully arrive?