GBH holds FREE weekend and after-school theatre education programs in New York City. For young women, girls, and trans/gender nonconforming youth ages 12 to 21.


Girl Be Heard has multiple program areas to bring social justice and theater making together to today’s young people.

What we offer


Working hand in hand our young people develop skills through creating and bring awareness through performing!

All of our programs share the GBH method and curriculum of mentoring and listening to the girls’ stories; helping them develop their writing and speaking skills to powerfully express and share their experiences, and leading discussions about the issues affecting women and girls around the world.

Through the performances, the company members not only develop their confidence and skills but they are able to teach audiences about the issues affecting girls and women and impact the world for social change.


“We use ensemble-devised theatre to promote teamwork and forge deep, lasting bonds between participants.”

- Girl Be Heard Values  


Building self-esteem and growing individual talents is how we empower young people to become leaders and activists in their communities.


GBH company members can become Active Performers and audition for paid opportunities to develop and perform original shows, including an annual MainStage Show, based on the social justice issues they care about.


GBH offers its Girl Power curriculum in after-school programs at Title 1 middle and high schools and two community-based weekend workshops located in Manhattan and the Bronx.


We're more than just our programs! We perform devised curated shows for schools, government and non-governmental organizations, businesses and special events.


GBH brings its workshops and performances to communities that need them most, in partnership with universities, community organizations, NGOs, public officials, and nonprofit groups.


Bring Girl Be Heard to your community

Our Programs and Workshops create a safe, supportive environment for youth to talk about issues they care about and learn how to work together as an ensemble. Our curriculum fosters healthy, confident, self-aware young people who are engaged in their schools and communities.



 “We provide access to opportunities for participants to grow, be heard, and inspire change.“

- Girl Be Heard Values

Girl Be Heard - Dec Event265.jpg

Examples of social justice issues:


Women’s Rights

LGBTQIA Empowerment!


Mental Health

Gun Violence


Black Lives Matter

GBH promotes racial, gender, and economic empowerment... 

by providing you the New York City’s youth with a unique social justice education and mentoring program that tackles the obstacles youth face and provide young people with strategies to overcome them.