Hidden In the Shadows are the collective fears of young people...the fear of social isolation, parental absenteeism, emotional abuse, and school and community violence. Some youth choose to hide their vulnerability, while others search for safe spaces to remedy their pain. This theatrical presentation, enmeshed with music, spoken word and dance, punctures the darkness, letting in healing, hope and unity for a community on the brink of change.
Founded in 2004 to deter teen pregnancy and assure the next generation of leaders, Teen HYPE reaches Detroit young people with evidence-based health programs in middle schools and high schools. More than 30,000 students have been reached since 2004. 600 young leaders have been developed through our Peer Education program, and each year they create an original theatrical production. Previous theatrical productions have highlighted various issues including race relations, suicide, coming out, and, last year, incarcerated family members. For more information, visit our website, http://www.teenhype.org.