At Girl Be Heard our Artistic Department helps to develop Artist/Activists who write and perform socially conscious theater important to their communities and beyond.
Central to our work is the exploration of voice, movement, spoken word and song, to help build self-esteem and grow individual talents and to encourage leadership in their communities.
Girl Be Heard produces 5 shows a year, including our MainStage Show. All shows are developed and devised by our participants.
The MainStage Show happens every year and is unique because it is created by our Active Performers (participants that have completed one of the GBH programs and moved on to become paid performers).
Current program participants with the help of their Teaching Artists and the GBH Artistic Team showcase their work throughout the year. Four of our five produced shows are dedicated to our current program participants.
“Revels in the connection between theatre and social justice.”
- Huffington Post
GIRL BE HEARD’S 2018 MAINSTAGE SHOW:
“INDIVISIBLE: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR WHO?”
Our democracy is in peril. Girl Be Heard’s 2018 mainstage show INDIVISIBLE examines the political state of our nation. Over the last year, the most vulnerable communities in the United States have been affected by and infected an epidemic of xenophobia, sexism, and racism. INDIVISIBLE asks the question: What can we do to create a nation that provides liberty and justice for all?
Girl Be Heard’s cast (ages 16 to 23) perform original work based on their own experiences living in America and offer insights and solutions to making the American dream a reality. After each performance, talkbacks were led by Girl Be Heard special advisors and social justice champions.
Learn more about all of our previous MainStage Shows.
“Inspiring to see bright, confident young women holding forth on stage.”
- The New Yorker
Join us at our next performance and help us Stage the Revolution!
"All I do is put miracle grow on the good work of our staff and girls."
- Jessica Greer Morris, Co-Founder and Executive Director
Staging the Revolution After-School and on the Weekend!
All of Girl Be Heard’s programs also have performances!
Program participants with the help of their Teaching Artists and the GBH Artistic Team showcase their work throughout the year at a number of different shows. You can learn more and see video and photos from all of our past and current shows. These shows are open to the public and your support is encouraged to help us continue to create opportunities for young people to develop and perform their own creative work around the social justice issues facing the world today.
“Girl Be Heard empowers girls to find their voice. And once someone finds her voice, she's a force to be reckoned with.”
- Jen Thatcher, Chief of Staff
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PERFORMANCES AND TALK-BACKS
Girl Be Heard performances celebrate and amplify the voices of girls and youth. These award-winning performances – seen off-Broadway, at the White House, TED conferences, and the United Nations – are written and performed by Girl Be Heard participants and cover critical human rights issues – from sex trafficking to gun violence. Each show is followed by a talkback. Girl Be Heard can tailor a show for your specific audience, school or community.