Press

‘Listen Up’ on tour: Vermont teens reveal themselves in new musical

Times-Argus

“If you want to know the pulse of what teenagers are thinking, feeling, wanting, doing, needing right now — this is the show to come to,” Bess O’Brien said Monday afternoon.

7/31/2021

‘Like an anthem’

The Commons

Potent teen voices ripple through Listen Up!, an original music theater piece currently touring Vermont, created by multi-award-winning director and producer Bess O’Brien and a company of teen and adult collaborators.

8/4/2021

What's on the minds of Vermont teens? New production gives clues in song and dance

Burlington Free Press

Teens have a lot of things they need to say but it can be hard to put them into words, according to 14-year-old Avery Cutroni of South Burlington. It’s a lot easier, she said, to convey those messages by song and dance.

7/22/2021

New musical written and performed by Vermont teens kicks off 5-town tour

VT Digger

8/5/2021

'Listen Up Project,' 'Black Voices of Vermont' Productions Amplify Teen Voices

Vermont Public Radio

4/17/2021

‘Black Voices of Vermont' Aims to Build Community and Promote Learning

NEC

Teen outreach program announces interactive media project honoring and centering the voices of young Black Vermonters

4/2/2021

Listen Up Project launches ‘Black Voices of Vermont’

Mountain Times

Teen outreach program announces interactive media project honoring and centering the voices of young Black Vermonters

2/12/2021

‘Listen Up Project’ releases Valentine’s Day preview

WCAX

Céline McArthur speaks with Bess O’Brien and music co-writer Lulu Barr-Brandt.

2/12/2021

New Vermont musical takes on important teen topics

WCAX

Bess O'Brien speaks with Galen Ettlin about the Listen Up Project.

12/11/2019

Highlights from the Launch Press Conference

Listen Up

Highlights from our kick-off press conference at the State House, featuring Bess O'Brien, T.J. Donovan, Don George, Annalise Rose Shelmandine, Mark Levine, Phin Brown, and Gov. Phil Scott.

12/11/2019