Act Like a GRRRL (ALAG) is an autobiographical writing and performance program that inspires girls (ages 12-18) to write about their lives and transform their thoughts into monologues, dances and songs for public performance.
As GRRRLS find their voice and speak their truths on stage, they develop the self-confidence and leadership skills to live more empowered lives.
ALAG invites teenage girls to explode the box in which our society wants to limit them. At the very moment our culture is asking girls to “sit down and shut up,” ALAG says, “stand up and speak out.”
During the program, the grrrls explore their innermost selves and are introduced to strong adult women who model the power of living authentic lives and pursuing your dreams.
Act Like a GRRRL – NoVa takes place in Northern Virginia just outside Washington, D.C. at the Blueberry Hill Co-Housing Commons House in Vienna, VA (near WolfTrap). The final performance will be part of the D.C. Fringe Festival in July.
Why It’s Important
GRRRLS dream big for themselves and each other. Participants report a significant increase in self-respect, improved relationships with family and friends, academic excellence and an intolerance for bullying. To date, there is no reported drug abuse, truancy or unwanted pregnancies. 100% of graduates have gone to college.
Created by Vali Forrister, artistic director of the Actors Bridge Ensemble in Nashville, Tennessee, ALAG was thrilled to expand to Northern Virginia three years ago.
the Fine Print
ALAG-NoVa 2017 runs July 10-23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Blueberry Hill Co-Housing Commons House
Performances are July 20-23 at the D.C. Fringe (time and venue to be determined).
Tuition is $1250 (need-based scholarships available)
To apply, contact Rhonda Eldridge at email@example.com.