The (out)Siders Project (2015)

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.

Recommended for ages 12 and over due to language and depictions of violence.