SOUTHLAKE STAGE is a spoken word theatre–where acts are performed and written by children and teenagers form certain backgrounds. Southlake Stage would be training and assisting kids to write spoken word, and prepare at least 5 of them to perform with a theme each week. The stage gives the children validity as they speak truth while others gain perspective from them. The logo was inspired by the idea of quotation marks, and how it represents direct speech. It is also the way a particular word, in search of meaning, can be written in a sentence–like the topics (i.e. “ignorance,” “chances,” etc.). The performances are driven by how kids perceive these topics. Southlake Stage aims to elevate spoken word and empower these kids by letting them perform on stage.