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Feb 11, 2016
Embodi(ED) is a theatre and dance work, based on real stories of struggles with eating disorders. The piece deals with the American distorted perception of body images and the multi-billion dollar industry that profits from insecurities affecting both men and women. The show has been devised by the GIRL BE HEARD ensemble, directed by Ashley Marinaccio, and produced by theater-maker and activist Jessica Greer Morris.
GIRL BE HEARD (formerly known as Project Girl Performance Collective) is a non-profit theatre company that brings global issues affecting girls center stage by empowering young women to tell their stories. It provides a safe environment for young women to write, direct and perform theatre productions on pressing socio-political issues under the guidance of professional directors, playwrights, actors, activists and intellectuals. Under Ashley Marinaccio’s direction, GIRL BE HEARD’s performances have toured internationally and received critical acclaim from The White House, The United Nations, the New Yorker, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Ebony Magazine, National Public Radio, and media outlets across the globe. The collective has written and performed award-winning shows including: Girl Power: Survival of the Fittest; Project Girl Congo (commissioned by Panzi Hospital USA and performed in the White House); Child Bride (commissioned by the United Nations Girl Up Foundation and presented as a five-city tour); Trafficked, about girls in New York City enslaved in the sex trafficking industry; 9mm America, exploring America’s culture of gun violence; and DISPLACED, examining displacement, homelessness, and the consequences of conflict in the U.S. and abroad.
$20 General admission
$10 Students and Seniors
$40 Fairy Godmother Tickets (includes donation to Girl Be Heard)
Feb 11-21, 2016
Thurs–Sat @ 7PM Sun @ 2PM