Community-based program designed by Powerstories Theatre launches it’s sixth season
TAMPA, Fla. (July11, 2013) – The Girlstories Leadership Theatre Program is excited to announce a dynamic program designed by Powerstories Theatre scheduled to be performed in three shows during the month of July.
Thursday, July 25th- 7:00pm: Rollins Theatre, Sun City Center, 970 Cherry Hills Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573 – Performed by the South Shore Troupe.
Saturday, July 27th- 7:30pm and Sunday, July 28th- 2:30pm: HCC-Ybor City Campus, 2204 N. 15th St., Tampa, FL 33605 – Performed by the Tampa Troupe.
Girlstories Leadership Theatre is designed to empower middle school girls to….teach and inspire…elementary school girls.This dynamic program was developed by Powerstories Theatre, a non-profit theatre company based in Tampa, and is designed to offer middle school girls an intensive learning experience in theatre, music, dance, art, improvisation, theatre staging and production, storytelling and leadership skills. Up to forty girls are chosen from an application process and spend six weeks each summer preparing and performing an original show featuring their own autobiographical stories. The summer intensive is followed by six more months of additional performing and workshops.
The Girlstories Leadership Theatre Program is an extension of Powerstories Theatre’s mission of staging true stories to open minds and hearts and inspire action worldwide.The program teaches theatre and leadership skills to instill a greater sense of self worth and confidence in young girls during a critical transition period between childhood and adolescence, when many young girls are negatively influenced by societal and peer pressures that can impact the course of their lives and future success.
“The Girlstories Leadership Theatre Program gives these girls a pathway to discovery, to tell their own stories and learn the meaning of “giving back” – by sharing those stories with elementary school girls to teach and inspire in a theatre production,” noted Fran Powers, founder and executive director of Powerstories Theatre.
The program is funded by the Conn Foundation, Triad Foundation and Corporate and Individual donations. There is no tuition cost for girls accepted into the program; a $150 fee for course materials may be offset by individual and corporate sponsorships.
Powerstories Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit theatre company based in Tampa, Florida, whose mission is staging true stories to open minds and hearts and inspire action worldwide. Building on the belief that every person, organization and community has a Powerstory to discover and share with others, Powerstories Theatre creates and produces inspirational theatre for public audiences and business, educational and social service groups, conducts the Girlstories Leadership Theatre and offers Seek and Speak Your Story Workshops.