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I am in Lexington, Kentucky this weekend, attending the premiere performances of The Girl Project.

In the words of the creators…

The Girl Project is a highly original performance piece incorporating spoken word, poetry, movement, dance and multi-media. This original work was written by 18 teenage girls culminating from workshops throughout the year with guest artists from around the nation. These nation wide teaching artists explored topics of identity, power, sexuality, beauty, history and more to inspire these teenage girls to share their personal experiences and struggles with body image, self-esteem, objectification and oppression within their schools, in the media and beyond.”

Tonight, at the preview performance, I witnessed a collaborative theatrical production of such importance, such relevance, such power – with brilliant girls who are incredibly brave and inspiring in their authenticity, vulnerability and conviction. A theatre project for teen girls of the caliber of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, this performance will resonate with women of all ages and will evoke self reflection in men and women alike. Mark my words – The Girl Project will be on a stage in your town someday. This is theatre in its most powerful form – alchemical and transformative for both performer and audience.

If you are within driving distance of Lexington, Kentucky this weekend, go see this show.

The article and video below provides behind the scenes insight into the ensemble’s creative process. Expect to see more press about this project.

It is a revolution in the making.

The Girl Project: art meets activisim not just for girls

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