Girls Write provides girls (grades 6-10) an opportunity to experience the world of theatre at its fullest. The mission of Girls Write is to empower girls to lead and affect change in themselves and others through dramatic writing.
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Our Girls Write program allows us to teach a youth playwriting program to young girls (going into grades 6-10). This program allows us to develop our next generation of playwrights as well as let girls know they have an important voice. By bringing in professionals from the community as well as mentors, girls are able to develop a short play.
Athena Project features staged readings of the girls’ plays during the Girls Write Plays In Progress Series, part of our Athena Project Arts Festival. Girls Write gives girls a voice in our community, and serves to positively promote girls as leaders in our society.
Our Girls Write Summer Camp is a one week theatre and writing immersion for girls going into 6th-10th grade.
The Girls Write program aims to empower each girl's voice and imagination through the creation of a short play. We provide mentors to help during the writing process, and we provide actors and directors so that the girls see their stories actualized and brought to life on stage at the end of the week.
By giving girls creative tools for storytelling, they gain confidence in their unique voices and experience the value in sharing their ideas.
2016 Summer Camp details:
Location: Center for Visual Art, 965 Santa Fe Drive.
Dates: June 20-24 and August 8-12.
Time: 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. On Fridays, the day will extend to 6pm to allow for final readings of the girls work, to which parents will be invited.
Mentors for Girls Write are women who have theatre and/or writing experience and who possess the leadership and initiative to empower girls in their own writing. Mentors are both role models and muses for the girls, exhibiting self-confidence as well as curiosity and the ability to listen to each unique girl and the story she is telling.
We're looking for women who believe in our mission and can commit a brief portion of their day for a couple weeks during the writing process. If you can be a supportive presence for these brave girls, you'll discover that a relatively little amount of your time can yield incredible results. Listening and showing investment in the students' writing have a validating impact and can make a big difference in a girl's choice to share herself and persevere in her story.
Interested in becoming a mentor in the future? We're looking for strong, successful women to mentor girls. Fill out our Mentorship Application. (Please note: A background check is required for this position.)