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The Listen Up Project
An original musical inspired, written and 
performed by Vermont teens—touring 
the state in 2021!


The Listen Up Project is an ambitious original musical based on eight months of interviews, workshops, conversations and listening sessions with more than 800 teens across Vermont.

From the vast and diverse stories gathered over this time, a script was written. Youth were engaged in the song-writing process and the musical was created.


Statewide casting of the show occurred in May 2021. A four-week intensive rehearsal will take place in July at Lyndon Institute in Lyndonville, VT. In August, the show will tour across the state with nine live outdoor performances.


In the fall of 2021 a streaming version of the show with a discussion guide will be available for all those who were unable to attend the live summer shows. The streaming film version of the musical will be available for schools, youth centers, educators, parents and teens.

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"Every facet of my life has been shaped by my experience working with the Voices Project."

Annelise Shelmandine, former teen collaborator on Listen Up predecessor The Voices Project

Support the project! Give our teens a voice!

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