Act Like a Big GRRRL

Act Like a Big GRRRL starts August 24th

We hear it all the time: “I wish that I could have experienced something like Act Like a GRRRL when I was a teenager.” Believing it’s never too late to begin the process of self-discovery and transformation, we created Act Like a Big GRRRL.

Act Like a BIG GRRRL is a writing and performance program modeled after Act Like a GRRRL. It is for female-identifying adults 21 and older. The group gathers weekly to share writing, gain feedback and step boldly into a new version of themselves. The work culminates in a public performance at our studio at Darkhorse Chapel.

Big GRRRL Circle

You don’t have to have any acting or writing experience — just a desire for self-discovery and a willingness to “go deep within,” supported by this community. The only requirements are a commitment to the entire writing and performance process and a willingness to reach, stretch, grow.

Who is involved?

The program is facilitated by Vali Forrister. This model is based on Vali’s graduate work in the performance of personal narratives for personal and social change. Vali has created a very successful 3 step process using intimate life texts for personal transformation. Read Vali’s bio.

How does it work?

Vali provides writing prompts that encourage personal interpretation. We meet once a week to share our writing aloud and get feedback and insights from others in the circle.

At the end of the program, we’ll select a few of our favorite writing pieces to be edited into a script for a group performance. 

When does it start?

August 24-September 21
6:30-9:30 p.m.


With public performances on Sept 24 & 25
Rehearsals Sept 22 & 23 (final dress prior to performance on Sept 24)
Tuition: $475

What you get:

  • Five 3-hour writing sharing meetings
  • Weekly writing prompts and exercises
  • A supportive, non-judgmental sisterhood in which you can be 100% your authentic self
  • 3 rehearsals 
  • 2 performances

How do I sign up?


Space is limited to ensure everyone’s voice is heard.