Act Like a Big GRRRL

Act Like a Big GRRRL 2020 starts January 29th!

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 (or Big G as we like to call it).

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 twice a month 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 our favorite writing pieces to be edited into a script for a group performance. We will perform in March at the Actors Bridge Studio.

When does it start?

Act Like a BIG GRRRL (no pre-requisites)
Weekly Writing Sharing Meetings: Wednesdays, Jan 29-Mar 11, 6-9 p.m. (no class on Feb 12 — come to The Vagina Monologues at City Winery!)
Rehearsals:  Mar 12-13
Performances: Mar 14-15
Instructor: Vali Forrister
Fee: $450 
Locations: Actors Bridge Studio and Vali’s Home

All told, it is:

  • 6 3-hour writing sharing meetings

  • 2 rehearsals

  • 2 performances

  • 30+ hours together

How much does it cost?


How do I sign up?

Email Vali to begin the conversation. Then, register here.

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