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The Dream of the Burning Boy – A Poster

What do you do when you are tasked with creating a poster for a serious play about the aftermath of a teen suicide, which is being produced by a group of serious teens?

A Serious Play by Serious Teens

Boston Teen Acting Troupe's production of David West Read's The Dream of the Burning Boy
Boston Teen Acting Troupe's production of David West Read's The Dream of the Burning Boy

What do you do when you are tasked with creating a poster for a very serious play about the aftermath of a teen suicide, which is being produced by a group of serious teens?

If you are a little bit smart, you will listen to them very carefully.

Jack Serio, who I have collaborated with more than a few times over the past few years, is taking the direction on this production.

His drive to tackle the difficult subjects has not lessened since the days of Dog Sees God and Red.

The quality of his productions belays the fact that he and most of the Boston Teen Acting Troupe aren’t even old enough to vote.

They are serious enough that the people over at the Calderwood Pavilion have taken notice.

These folks are definitely ones to keep an eye on.

They will change the world. For the better.

David West Read’s new play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, is about a high school tragedy and exploring themes of finding the strength to move on and the courage to live without regret.

 

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