"In the heart of the United States there is a unique organization that offers teenagers of all abilities an opportunity to learn about the world of theater with seasoned professionals..."
"For any young person, sharing stories and creating art is an invaluable channel for self-exploration, but we cannot forget that there is an entire generation of young people who went through some of their most formative years during a scary, isolating global pandemic. We likely won’t know the full effect of that ordeal for many years to come, but allowing them the opportunity to express themselves creatively in a safe, supportive environment, guided by experienced mentors with professional resources, can only be a profoundly impactful experience. That’s definitely the impression given by the work presented."
"The Book of Genesis, among its many themes, is about family - many, many families, and the challenges they face. Spinning Tree Theatre's Children of Eden Jr., a compilation of family-centered Genesis stories (streaming July 16-18), is a fitting reflection of the theater's new focus." - Deborah Hirsch
"It’s almost become a Covid cliché: if a business or organization wanted to weather the pandemic, the only path was to 'pivot.' Or, in the case of Spinning Tree Theatre, to 'reimagine'—and not just find new ways to build audiences, but to broaden opportunities for the next generation.
"Two short pieces—a world premiere by a Kansas City playwright, and a Kansas City premiere from a world-famous artist—offer a glimpse of what already is, and what could be.
"The talent may be young, but the theatre they make is not; both works entertain while confronting difficult ideas..."