Girl Be Heard Company Member and the 2019 NYC Youth Poet Laureate Camryn Bruno reads from her new book of poetry, “Queen Bee Cavity.” Published in collaboration with Urban Word. Camryn’s book of poetry is a love letter to social justice, feminism and as the poet Shivanee Ramiochan says, “she is a young poet who measures the worth, the weight, of every word before using it to set the system on fire.” Camryn starred in GBH’s 2019 main stage show, 2030: The Future Is Ours, a collection of devised works around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, performed at TADA Youth Theater in Manhattan.
Girl Be Heard Company Members, Jordan Sanchez and Christiana Kallon, GBH alumni currently attending Harvard University and Syracuse University, talk about their performances in GBH’S 2018 main stage show INDIVISIBLE: Liberty and Justice for Who? Performed at DR2 in Manhattan. With rap and spoken word poetry based on their own experiences as immigrants, Jordan and Christiana discuss the challenges of living in America and how young black, immigrant women can make the American dream a reality.
Girl Be Heard Alumni, Shenny de Los Angeles and Aastha Jain perform their original spoken word performances from Girl Be Heard’s 2018 main stage show, INDIVISIBLE: Liberty and Justice for Who? at DR2 in Manhattan. Their works, Welcome To America and Fighting My Mind unpack the physical and mental burdens of college debt and the ways in which performers can overcome depression and mental illness using art and activism.