Girl Be Heard develops, amplifies, and celebrates the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making.
If a girl can change her own life, she can change the lives of girls everywhere. We envision a world in which every girl is valued and encouraged to be a leader and change maker.
What Girl Be Heard Offers
Girl Be Heard is uniquely positioned to engage at-risk youth and open up dialogue about social justice issues affecting their communities—from gun violence to sex trafficking. We run both afterschool and weekend education programs in underserved areas of New York City, where all of our girls’ theatrical work is generated. Building self-esteem, growing individual talents (step dancing, singing, rapping, and acting), and empowering girls to become leaders in and advocates for their communities is Girl Be Heard’s unique model and why Girl Be Heard has been so successful.
What began in 2008 with twelve girls is now a renowned theatre company of 170 girls and a global movement that engages audiences at the White House, United Nations, State Department, TED conferences, and in underserved communities locally and globally.
Bring Girl Be Heard To You!
Girl Be Heard offers interactive workshops, performances, and even full after-school programming exploring a variety of topics related to issues that girls and youth are facing around the world. Each is tailor-made to fit the needs and interests of your group.
Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month with NYC comptroller Scott M. Stringer. We will be performing and honoring Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Reshma Saujani, & Ann Tripp. For more information call (212) 669-4466.
Join Girl Be Heard as we perform at a special Women’s Herstory Month celebration. Hosted Vanessa L. Gibson & Health First NY, we will be honoring and recognizing incredible women in the Bronx & NYC!
2019 EstroGenius Festival, the longest running festival celebrating the work of women and gender non-conforming artists in NYC, returns for a third year at The Kraine Theatre of E. 4th St.
Come celebrate with Girl Be Heard in our new space, help us thank those that made it possible, and see some incredible performances! Meet the movers & shakers who are amplifying, developing and celebrating the voices of young women!
GBH will be performing at a Women’s History Month celebration hosted by Ritch Torres in partnership with Council Member Diana Ayala, Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Council Member Vanessa Gibson & The New York Botanical Garden.
We invite you to the fifth iteration of our Paving The Way conference. This year's theme of Healing Equity: From Practice to Power, will expand our lens beyond our historical focus on community and individual healing by and for young men of color, and will focus on healing strategies deployed by members of the LGBTQ/GNC community, undocumented communities, people with disabilities, and women and men of color who survive violence.
Girl Be Heard’s 2018-2019 Manhattan & Bronx program company members debut their annual showcase, a collection of solo and ensemble performance pieces, devised by the cast, that interrogate normative systems and structures in order to empower and enlighten young women’s narratives and imagination.
Girl Be Heard's annual showcase, Staging the Revolution, brings together all our after school participants from across the city in one room! Our middle- and high-school students present their original work developed over the course of the school year with GBH Teaching Artists on themes of identity & personal voice, understanding the world around them, and the power they have as young people.