Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Playmaking for Girls -- an inspiration

Today I came across an article about how Synchonicity Theater, a non-profit group in Atlanta, Georgia, has been running a workshop called Playmaking for Girls. The workshop is held at detention centers and group homes. Girls who have ended up in these places for all sorts of reasons spend a week writing, directing, and acting in a play.

This is inspiring to me on so many levels. It encourages self-expression through the arts, gives the girls a reason to improve their reading, writing, and public speaking skills, and instills self-esteem where there might have been only self-doubt.

I am a firm believer in art as a gateway to the soul. Art can soothe. Art can inform. Art can elevate. Kudos to the Synchronicity Theater and the women who devote the time to running these workshops and encourage these girls to express their souls through art.

Learn more about Playmaking for Girls.
Learn more about Synchronicity Theater.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely love this it is a great idea.

    I have an actress friend who tried to put something similar in for marginal youth to have a voice and learn to express themselves through acting and, directing and writing as well as other art forms.

    This is such a wonderful idea and way to develop self esteem and skills in the women and young women who become involved. Thank you for sharing this with us