Tavi Gevinson, the 17-year-old behind the Style Rookie blog and Rookie site, is now staking her claim on the stage, having just signed on to play the role of Jessica in a Broadway production of Kenneth Lonergan’s 1996 play This is Our Youth.
The Rookie Yearbook author will begin her tour with co-stars Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre in June, moving on to New York in August. The two actors previously performed the play Down Under in 2012.
The story, set in 1982, revolves around three characters and the events of two nights, when teenaged Warren (Michael) is on the run with $15,000. Kieran tackles the role of Dennis, a drug dealer, while Tavi will portray a restless fashion student - a role she is all too familiar with, being a student herself and recently playing one in the film Enough Said.
Could we be seeing the beginning stages of Tavi’s EGOT year?