Revisiting: The Red Room













In 2007-2008 at Hide Square Task Force in Jamaica Plain, Hine Fellow Christina Wegs found herself drawn to a small red room where David Szebeda, then the music director, and a group of local teens, were creating a music album. As a documentarian, Wegs followed the lives and artistic growth of a number of teens in that room, including Brandon Cook. Now, seven years later Cook, Szebeda, and Wegs revisit the red room, and reflect on the importance of creating a safe space for teens to explore their experiences through music as well as the value of documenting that process.