(8W, 2M, 1 Non Binary)

Everyday after school, a group of misfit teens sip on carbonated water and meet in a small attic to discuss their favorite books, listen to records, and criticize tragic fashion. Their goal? To determine what is cool and what is absolutely uncool. When they happen upon a trendy urban outfitters guidebook on witchcraft and magic, they immediately know it is the coolest book they have ever laid their hands on. As they learn how to cast spells and transform into real-life witches, they won’t realize that what they are doing may not be so cool after all. The Cool Kids Wear Black Lipstick is a comedic drama about unintentional appropriation, trying to fit in, and what happens when we tailor ourselves to become something we are not.

ACTING MANITOU, july 2019. Directed by Chris Murrah. scenic design by BP Houle; lighting design by charlotte mcpherson; costume design by Alyssa Korol. Photography by mark garlasco.