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SENIORITIS is about “Jason”, a high school senior who struggles to understand how going to college will help anything or anyone in anyway – especially himself - when every adult he knows is misinformed, misdirected, or just idiotic. His middle class blended family, his overwhelmed college counselor, his solitaire-playing grandmother, all want him to get a plan but what’s the point when the world is about to end? Then he meets Kiara – a dogmatic activist trying to eradicate the use plastic cup lids to save a rare lizard. He will never be the same.

SENIORITIS is about how our young people cope and put one foot in front of the other – even as they feel entirely underprepared for the world that they are about to inherit.

  • Amy Poux
    Do Nothings
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Writer Biography - Amy Poux

As Director of Education, Film at Lincoln Center, Poux designed the education division, benefiting more than 2000 students annually. She also founded the pioneering youth arts organizations, Urban Arts Partnership (NYC), and Youth Ensemble Theater for rural-disenfranchised youth, and has garnered awards from NY Thespian Festival, Education Theater Association of NYS, US Department of Education, Consortium of International Arts Educators, among others.

As education specialist for Mary-Stuart Masterson’s Stockade Works, in Kingston NY, Poux co-designed their film crew training programs for under-employed civilians in Ulster County.

Inspired by her own child’s experiences, in 2019, Poux wrote/directed Do Nothings, a film about a gender-queer teen who risks isolation because of their disinterest in vaping and mainstream culture. In 2020, she shot the film’s sequel, I’m Okay. (Both shorts: NewFilmmakers NY, 2021, NYWIFT iWoman Fest, 2022.)
Poux's writing includes screenplays, "Matched" - a romantic comedy about an improbable but destined relationship, "Lemonade" - a TV Pilot about a Aja, a 30-year-old whose life hits a dead end which forces her to return home to the ghost of her dad and into job of teaching a group of wayward high schoolers, and "Senioritis" - a narrative comedy about an all-American high schooler who is struck by a harrowing case of senioritis that forces him on a journey of learning about himself.

Most recently Poux produced Sunday at Il Posto Accanto by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (“The Get Down”/Netflix, “Them”/Amazon), starring NYC performer wizard, Danny Hoch, and Victor Rasuk (How to make it in America, Raising Victor Vargas).

Poux resides in Rosendale NY with her life-partner, Johnny, with whom she has raised two kids, three cats, and many ducks.

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Writer Statement

I write about the human condition of people striving to find their purpose against all the odds.