Girl Be Heard Company:

Ruby Gerber, Melanie Thompson, and Karen Vigo

Girl Be Heard

Melanie Thompson, a powerful writer, actor and activist, joined the cast of Girl Be Heard in 2012. Today, Ms. Thompson is one of the company’s rising stars, mentored by senior girls like Ruby Gerber and Karen Vigo. The 170 company members of Girl Be Heard, ages 12 to 21, write and perform shows to raise awareness about issues affecting girls—from sex trafficking to rape in the Congo. Girl Be Heard Special Advisor, Gloria Steinem, invites audiences to “join in the truth-telling as told by the clear voices of girls before pretense or pressure have quieted them.”

“If a girl can change her own life, she can change the lives of girls everywhere.”

— Girl Be Heard Philosophy