Help Teen Girls Make Social Justice Theatre/Music!

by viBe Theater Experience Effective Nonprofit

Summary

viBe Theater Experience (viBe) provides girls (ages 13-19) and young women (ages 18-24) in New York City with free, high quality artistic, leadership and academic opportunities. This project will support our work with girls and young women in Brooklyn, NY who create original theatre that responds to today's most pressing social issues. Through viBe Theater Experience, a 501c3 organization, over 300 young women will have the opportunity to write, produce, and perform their own work.

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Challenge

Recent studies show that girls of color are over-disciplined, under-educated, and excluded from efforts addressing the school to prison pipeline. Black girls are also disciplined more harshly than any other group, nationwide (https://nwlc.org/resources/stopping-school-pushout-for-girls-of-color/ ) and black girls are seen as less innocent than other girls (https://www.law.georgetown.edu/news/press-releases/Black-Girls-Viewed-As-Less-Innocent-Than-White-Girls-Georgetown-Law-Research-Finds.cfm.)

Solution

viBe provides a safe space for girls to write, produce and perform their own plays, poetry, and music about the real life social issues they face daily. viBe produces 6 original shows each year. Girls write & perform plays in runs of 2-3 shows at theaters in Manhattan & Brooklyn. Girls attend tryouts seeking to be a voice for change in their homes, schools, and communities through writing/performance. The stage give viBe girls the forum to address the social issues that impact their lives.

Long-Term Impact

viBe seeks to motivate more young women of color to develop the artistic & leadership skills to create their own narratives, speak up about threats to their safety, create safer spaces, face challenges, and create their own agendas. We also aim to help young women who wish to pursue careers in the theater, arts education. Giving girls & young women a platform to identify the barriers to their well-being can create a pathway for girls to lead efforts to create systemic change.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.vibetheater.org
Meet viBeGirls!
Read viBe's FY17 Annual Report!
See videos of viBe shows, performances, and music!

Organization Information

viBe Theater Experience

Location: Brooklyn, NY - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.vibetheater.org
Project Leader:
Toya Lillard
Executive Director
Brooklyn, NY United States

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