In our first episode of Matchbox, we asked a group of young writers, musicians, and actors to respond to the theme of Firsts.
Here is what they had to say.
Esul Burton writes and Payson Whitwell reads a poem about the first pandemic and the Redwoods in California
Grace Wynter writes and Rayo Oyeyemi reads a piece of creative nonfiction about her high school’s tradition of gendered robes
Nurit Chinn writes and Maria Campos Saadi composes and performs a song about coming home after university
Juliette Neil writes and reads a story about the first time she dug a hole
Elliot writes and reads a meditation on capitalism, jobs, parents, and purpose
Zoe Ervolino writes and sings an original song titled “Twenty First”
Intro music by Noah Goodman and cover art by Anya Pertel
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