GBH runs weekend and after-school theatre education programs in NYC.
GBH promotes racial, gender, and economic empowerment by providing New York City’s youth with a unique social justice education and mentoring program that tackles the obstacles they face and provides strategies to overcome them. Building self-esteem and growing individual talents is how we empower young people to become leaders and activists in their communities.
GBH expands its theatre company each year through community-based programming in Manhattan and the Bronx. This cohort meets weekly for the school year to develop as ensemble members and emerging artists.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
GBH offers its Girl Power curriculum in after-school programs at Title 1 middle and high schools in NYC.
Girl Be Heard Trinidad & Tobago
NYC Administration for Children’s Services: In 2017, GBH brought its Girl Power curriculum into ACS detention centers/group homes for the first time.
Our programs share the GBH method and curriculum of mentoring and listening to the participants’ 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.
While GBH is one-of-a-kind, our methodology for creating theatre is based on proven exercises and techniques, including physical and writing exercises, and ensemble building, documentary theatre, and ethnographic techniques. Our curriculum is aligned with the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Theatre and is founded, in part, on the ideas of Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal’s pedagogy of the oppressed and principles of experiential learning. We use a learner-centered, socially responsible listening model that engages students as active participants in their own journey. GBH uses our Curriculum in all of our program sites (after-school, community-based, and detention centers/group homes). The curriculum is the culmination of seven years of internal development, influential leaders in the field, cultural responsiveness, and recommendations from our teaching artists. As the world changes and the needs of our participants change, our work has to remain a living document.
Bring Girl Be Heard to your community.
Our After-School Program creates 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 women who are engaged in their schools and communities. In the program, Girl Be Heard members actively observe society and their role in it, reflecting critically, writing, and performing on social issues that affect the status of young women, girls and female identified youth around the world. Through these acts, they gain the confidence to become leaders in their communities. Ensembles meet weekly over the course of the school year, culminating with a performance at the end of the year. Please email us here to book a program.
A. One Unit (10 Sessions) $8,000
B. Two Units (20 Sessions) $15,000
C. Three Units/Full Year (28 Sessions) $20,000