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Listen up illustrated poster of 4 diverse young people and a small group at the bottom holding up a "listen up" sign.Join Northern Vermont University and the Vermont State Colleges as we come together to view the Listen Up Movie and talk about it in a Talkback Session in March.

Kingdom County Production’s Listen Up Movie is the filmed version of the Listen Up musical which toured Vermont during summer 2021. Created and performed by Vermont teens and co-directed by NVU Performing Arts and Technology Associate Professor Isaac Eddy, the original musical was inspired by over 800 interviews with teens across the state.

The Vermont State Colleges is making this film available for all faculty and staff to view because of the important stories that are told through song, dance, spoken word, and visual design.

Listen Up goes to the heart of current youth issues, including mental health, resilience, racial justice, sexual identity, friendship, love, family, community, social justice, and current issues that young people are grappling with including COVID, climate change, and the future of Vermont for young people. Please join us!

Watch a Screening In Person on a VSC Campus

  • Vermont Technical College: Tuesday, March 1, 7:15 p.m. in the Campus Center
  • Northern Vermont University’s Johnson Campus: Thursday, March 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Dibden Theater
  • Northern Vermont University’s Lyndon Campus: Thursday, March 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Moore Community Room

“I am thrilled that NVU is screening the Listen Up Movie on its campuses and giving teachers the opportunity to listen to what young people are thinking, feeling, and needing as they step into their college years,” said Listen Up Producer Bess O’Brien.

Talkback Session at NVU, too

NVU will also host a Talkback Session with Listen Up Producer Bess O’Brien, co-directors Isaac Eddy and Sarah Lowry, teenagers involved in the production, and Hannah Miller, NVU Education professor Hannah Miller, who is building high school curriculum around the themes presented in the film.

  • The Talkback Session will be held Tuesday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. in the Dibden Theater on the Johnson campus and livestreamed in the Moore Community Room on the Lyndon campus. The session will be available for all via Zoom. Link to come.


These NVU screenings and Talkback session are accessible to all. But please note: All visitors to our campuses age 12+ must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, masks are required for all under age 12, and general masking mandates may be in place. Please follow the complete NVU COVID-19 guidelines posted here: