Welcome to Girl Be Heard’s Holiday Show!
As we head into the new year, Girl Be Heard hopes our performance gives you a renewed spirit of community and commitment to social justice.
We could not be prouder of the inspiring young artists and activists giving life to our mission to develop, amplify, and celebrate the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making. What began as a “girl power” workshop in 2008 has blossomed into a gender inclusive methodology, education curriculum, and year-round program in 10 schools, 2 community centers, and a sister program in Trinidad and Tobago.
Today, you will see our after school and weekend program participants in New York City come together for the first time to “be heard” on a Girl Be Heard stage. All of the theatrical work is written and performed by youth in our programs where they share personal experiences and perspectives, write, laugh, listen, and build a supportive community of artists and activists.
We are deeply indebted to all of the partners and supporters that have helped to make our programs a success. At the very heart of Girl Be Heard are Teaching Artists who amaze us with their artistry, social justice ideals, and fierce commitment to the students they serve, five days a week, via free programs across New York City.
Thank you for honoring the powerful voices of those we serve by joining us at Unplugged.
Happy Holidays from our Girl Be Heard family to yours!
Kim and Jess
Kim Sykes, Artistic Director
Jessica Greer Morris, Executive Director
Written & Performed by
Girl be heard after school & Sunday workshop participants
Alberta Kallon - Allie Marotta* - Andre Vargas
Andrea Ang - Ashley Zaragoza - Arlene Chico-Lugo
Juliany Taveras - Marsha Gildin - Nicole Shante White
Rebecca Gerrard - Renee Floresca - Salome Egas
Sandrine Dupiton - Shaina Jones - Sofiya Cheyenne Perez
Girl Be Heard Education Team
Bronx Sunday Workshop
Tremont Church in the Bronx
Flatbush, District 22
MS 88, Peter Rouget
South Park Slope, District 38
Humanities Preparatory Academy
Chelsea, District 3
Andries Hudde Junior High School
Flatbush, District 45
MS 118, The William W. Niles School
Belmont, District 15
Brooklyn Preparatory High School
Williamsburg, District 33
Manhattan Sunday Workshop
Our community-based Girl Power Program
With Alumni Hosts
Kiara Benejan-Curry and Emma Kotkin