There’s a long-held idea, fabricated by an optimistic adult, that the stories we tell teenagers should be optimistic, aspirational…But if you give a group of teenagers the chance to tell their story, to explain their reality, you end up with a book like S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, and you end up with a play like The (out)Siders Project. – Dallas Observer
Inspired by S.E. Hinton’s classic novel, The (out)Siders Project, set in present-day Dallas follows Ben, a teenage boy involved with the Sider gang. What starts as a strategic decision to join his brothers and their friends, turns into more than he could imagine. When he is involved in a fight that leads to another teen’s death and then sees one of his best friends gunned down by police, he must decide how to move forward.