Project Girl Performance Collective create a safe space for girls to write and perform original work.
Project Girl Performance Collective (http://www.projectgirlperformancecollective.org) is a New York City based incorporated non profit theatre company that gives girls indispensable free training in writing, acting and directing allowing them to step confidently into the world and challenge the status quo.
We need YOU to take part in the movement to empower women and girls around the world
No-one is turned away because of lack of funds from our unique human rights curriculum, which works to engage girls in thinking critically about personal, social and global struggles. For such a curriculum to exist, our staff works countless hours however, without your support and proper funding our work cannot continue.
Each and every contribution goes towards creating a fearless space for girls to write and perform their work.
In 2011 we used our limited budget to reach out to girls both near and far. We kicked off the year by exploring women�s access to education and jobs in the fields of technology and science through a performance at the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women. That same week Project Girls wowed a crowd of 1,400 at the New Jersey State Theatre in our regional debut, went on the road to help the Panzi Hospital Foundation USA to kick off our national art tour with a show about the rape epidemic in the Congo at the National Holocaust Museum in Richmond, Virginia, and supported Michelle Obama�s trip to Africa with a Project Girl: Congo performance at the White House. We concluded the season by joining forces with the Girl Up United Nations Foundation and launched a 5-city national tour in Chicago to raise awareness about forced child marriage in developing countries. Project Girls were featured on VH1, PBS, NPR, WBAI and in publications such as the New Yorker, New York Times and Time Out NY. That's not all - On November 23rd Project Girls will be giving a performance and presentation on "Violence Against Women" at the United Nations for United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Sebastian Pinera Echnique, President of Chile.
We have huge plans for 2012! We�ll be making three more stops on the Unite For Girls Tour with the Girl Up UN Foundation while developing two new shows. The first, �Trafficked� has been commissioned by ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking) to commemorate their 20th anniversary and raise awareness about commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children and youth. The second is a series of workshops and open mic nights that will spark inspiration for our spring performance, "GirlPower" � a NY International Fringe Festival Favorite where the theme and material is devised entirely by members of Project Girl Performance Collective and based on personal experiences and explorations of issues facing young girls. None of this will possible if we do not receive funding to keep the work alive.
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