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Girls using theater to speak out against gun violence.
Ashley Marinaccio
New York City, New York
United States
2 Team Members

Our Girls Need Your Help!

Girl Be Heard is a non profit theatre company (EIN: 27-1848709) that brings global issues affecting girls center stage.  We perform at the United Nations throughout the year to advocate for women and girls locally and globally.  

10k is needed to bring this full length production of 9mm American, about gun violence, to the main stage. Tickets at girlbeard.org

30k is needed to bring our stop the violence show and educational curriculum into community centers and public schools where gun violence is a daily threat.

Here is an excerpt -- one girl's story whose brother was shot and killed -- Melanie's Story and reviews from previous shows here.

“fearless, political theatre” --Huffington Post

“can’t miss” production" --Ebony Magazine

What We Need & What You Get  

If we are unable to raise $10K, the production, staff, and all-girl cast will suffer. To simply open 9mm America, we need to cover the below costs.  

  • Cast and Crew Stipends  $7000 
  • Rent (writing workshops & rehearsals)  $3000

Our perks are fantastic.  USB drives, singing thank yous, headshots, tickets to shows.  Every donor is invited to our July 4 party (the very last day of this campaign) where we will celebrate in true Americana style.  

Other Ways You Can Help

  • Go to girlbeheard.org to audition or book a show.
  • Like us on Facebook and let a girl be heard.
  • Follow us on Twitter to join our movement to stop gun violence.
  • Come to the show! Tickets at: http://planetconnections.org/9mm-america
  • If you cannot donate, please share this with others. Together, we can stage the revolution to end to gun violence.

The show would have cost over $100k without the love and support of our cast, crew and village of volunteers.    

The Cast and Crew

9mm America features work by:  Aya Abdelaziz, Naeemah Cooks-Faulk, Dominique Fishback, Monica Furman, Melanie Martins, Breani Michele, Betsy Perez, Jai Raphael, Tiff Roma, Karen Vigo, Nykemah Warren 

Starring:  Naeemah Cooks-Faulk, Dominique Fishback, Monica Furman, Melanie Martins, Breani Michele, Betsy Perez, Jai Raphael, Tiff Roma, Karen Vigo, Nykemah Warren 

Directed by Ashley Marinaccio ~ Produced by Jessica Greer Morris ~ Stage Managed by Tiffany DeBruyn ~ Assistant Stage Managed by Desiree Monae ~ Dramaturgy by Sydney Arndt ~ Assistant Directed by Dominique Fishback ~ Projection, Media and Sound Design by Gil Sperling ~ Choreography by Karen Vigo ~  Postcard Design by Ileany Fields ~ Lighting Design by Mitch Ost ~  Prop Design by Tiff Roma  ~ Set Design by Sparks Grassoy ~  Costume Design by Lienne Dobraja

Mark Fina- Executive Creative Director
Nicole Handler- Copywriter
Lindsey Katon – Art Director
Alex DeSantis – Producer
Michelle Moscone – Project Manager

Glen Landrum – Audio Engineer

LPZ Media crew:
John Lopez - Director
Kevin Lopez - Executive Producer
Derek Aspenberg - Director of Photography
Nicholas Bedo - Sound Operator
Javier Aguirre - Assistant Director
Anthony Sylvestor - Editor
Anthony Velez - Production Assistant


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raised by 52 people in 1 month
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$30,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on July 4, 2013
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  • $25USD
    Stop Gun Violence

    Shout out on Facebook. You will receive a personal note from one of our girls on our Facebook page. Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Girl-Be-Heard/278793379834?fref=ts

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $50USD
    Be a Peacebuilder

    Get ready for a seredade of your choice (God Bless America, Baby You’re a Firework or the catchy, much-loved Girl Power theme song). We'll phone you from GBH headquarters or you can call us anytime at 347 391 GIRL.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $100USD
    Lead the Movement

    9mm America T-shirt. Join forces with Girl Be Heard to stop gun violence with this 9mm America t-shirt designed by Lindsey Katon. You can pick up your shirt at the show or we'll be happy to mail it to you.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $250USD
    Stage the Revolution

    Enjoy this super flashy perk. A 9mm America branded USB flash drive and t-shirt. You can pick up your shirt and USB at the show or we'll be happy to mail it to you.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $500USD
    Save the Day

    Fun Night Out with Friends! Get it all! A 9mm America t-shirt, USB drive, and 10 tickets for you and your friends to see the mesmerizing talents of labellaromanyc.com, starring 9mm America cast member Tiff Roma.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Justice for All

    Headshot or portrait session with our brilliant Artistic Director, Ashley Marinaccio...plus a 9mm America T-shirt, flash drive and a thank you card signed by the 9mm America cast.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Bring 9mm America on Tour!

    We need 100K to take this show on tour. Help take us there. If you do, Girl Be Heard will perform live at an gathering of your choice plus all the other goodies -- a 9mm America T-shirt, thank you card signed by the 9mm America cast, your name listed on the show program as a "Super She’ro.”

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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