Girl Be Heard MainStage Show 2016

Directed by Ashley Marinaccio

Produced by Jessica Greer Morris

Embodi(ED) is a documentary theatre and dance piece about our country’s feeding frenzy of body dysmorphia. Based on interviews with people of various cultural and human experiences conducted by Girl Be Heard ensemble members, Embodi(ED) reveals the stories of countless people struggling with eating disorders and the dangerous economic investment that teaches us to hate our bodies.


Written and Performed By Girl Be Heard Company Members.



Dinae Anderson-Ruano

 Maria Diez, Jordan Fleming

 Allison Flom, Jaida Foreman

Me’ Khai Lewis

Veronica Lowry

 Katie Looney

Ashleigh Chrisena Ricci

 Megan Sideropoulos

Madeline Shaffer

Nina Tandilashvili

Annalise Wedemeyer

Production Staff

Director Ashley Marinaccio

Producer Jessica Greer Morris

Associate Producer Pat Addiss Productions

Assistant Director Tiff Roma

Choreographer Ian Stewart 

Additional Choreography Madeline Shaffer, Megan Sideropoulous, and Ashleigh Crisena Ricci

Dramaturge Jen Thatcher

Stage Manager Cristin Gordon

Set Design Becca Kleinman

Lighting Design Mitch Ost

Costume Design Stacey Lunin

Media and Projection Design Quentin Madia

Art Design Ileany Fields 



Performance Dates

Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 pm | Talkback led by Roma TorreNY1 Theatre Critic
Friday, February 12th at 7:00 pm | Talkback led by Teresa YoungerCEO & President, Ms. Foundation
Saturday, February 13th at 7:00 pm | Talkback led by Heather Ferguson and Julie CrosbyProducer
Sunday, February 14th at 2:00 pm | Talkback led by Agund OkeyoAfrican Underground Productions

Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 pm | Talkback led by BETTY 
Friday, February 19th at 7:00 pm | Talkback led by Abby DisneyFilmmaker
Saturday, February 20th at 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 21st at 2:00 pm | Talkback led by Kathy Najimy

One Night Only! Additional Performance
Manhattan Theatre Source presents
EstroGenius Festival 2016: Girl Be Heard’s Embodi(ED)
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:00PM


East 4th St Theater
83 East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue
New York, NY 10008
East Village
6 Train to Astor or Bleeker Streets, D or F Train to Second Avenue

145 Sixth Avenue (enter on Dominick Street one block south of Spring Street)
New York, NY, 10013 

Part of HERE Arts Center’s Sublet Series


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Jessica Williams from the Daily Show. (2016, February 22). Jessica Williams Responds to Girl Be Heard’s Embodi(ED). Youtube.
Slater, M. (2016, February 18). Embodi(ED) – HERE Arts Center, New York. The Reviews Hub.
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They Said. Meredith Atkins.
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Embodi(ED). Theasy.com.
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Taking the Stage for Social Justice. West Side Spirit.
Shaloum, T. (2016, February 16). 
Review: Embodi(ED). Stage Buddy.
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“Embodi(ed)” by Girl Be Heard: An Educational, Humorous and Unforgettable Glimpse Into the World of Eating Disorders. The Angry Redheaded Lawyer.
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Embodi(ED) – A Penetrating Look at Cultural Body Image Oppression. Theater Pizzazz.
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Interview with Jessica Greer Morris on
Girl Be Heard company member,
 Katie Looney speaks with PXP about Embodi(ED).
BBW News Desk (2016, January 18). 
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