HWP to Join Actors Bridge Ensembles’ GRRRLS NIGHT OUT Fundraiser

Actors Bridge Ensemble presents GRRRLS NIGHT OUT – an All-Star Performance of Original Stories, Dances and Songs
to Raise Money for Act Like a GRRRL Scholarships

Two Nights Only at the Darkhorse Theater 4/17 & 4/18!

This year’s GRRRL Scholarship fundraiser was inspired by an advertisement during this year’s Super Bowl, which asked 100 million viewers across the nation to consider, “What does it mean to do something like a girl?”  Run like a girl. Throw like a girl. Fight like a girl.  Every example revealed one startling reality — “like a girl” was never a good thing.

Healing Waters Productions (HWP) is honored to support Act Like a GRRRL* (ALAG), Actors Bridge’s autobiographical writing and performance program, where teenage girls write about their lives and transform their thoughts into public performance.  ALAG has spent the last decade exploding the box that traps young women into a constricted and destructive definition of what it means to be a girl in our society and empowering them with the tools to live bold, authentic lives.  HWP Founder, Cynthia C Harris, has been supporting ALAG as audience member, ally,  and guest artist since its creation in 2005 by Vali Forrister.  HWP supports ALAG’s mission to empower teenage girls to explode the box in which our society can limit them. If you’re wondering about the effectiveness of the program, to date, 100 percent of our graduates have gone to college. There is no reported truancy, unwanted pregnancy or drug abuse among participants. In short, this program works!

The fundraiser is directed by Actors Bridge Company Liaison Rachel Agee and Artistic Director/ALAG Founder Vali Forrister.  The performance will feature a high-profile collection of musicians, actors, writers and cultural observers to define what it means to them to do life “like a GRRRL.” For two nights only, on April 17 and 18, they will speak, sing, dance, and shape-shift their stories to life as part of GRRRLS NIGHT OUT: an all star fundraising performance for GRRRL scholarships at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Avenue in Nashville.

HWP’s Founder, Cynthia C Harris, joins the cast including Kim Bretton, Amanda Card, Wendi Dalby, Caroline Davis, Cassie Hamilton, Gabrielle Saliba, Annie Sellick, Tasneem Grace Tewogbola, Abby White and Alicia Williams.

Performance Schedule: Friday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.  |  Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Darkhorse Theater
4610 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209

Advanced Tickets (General Admission ): $20 available at http://grrrls-night-out.eventbrite.com

Door Tickets (General Admission): $25. | Cash, check and credit cards accepted.

*The Act Like a GRRRL summer session runs June 13-26, 2015. Performances are June 25 and 26 at the Belmont Black Box Theater, where Actors Bridge is a professional theater in residence. Tuition is $1250. Some need-based scholarships are available.

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