Teaching civic engagement, self-awareness, and cultural awareness through hip-hop theatre.


SHakin' Aug 16

The Griot Girls, is a mentoring program for girls in Hip-Hop Theatre. The out-of-school program teaches girls playwriting, technical theatre, and acting techniques, as well as rap, dance and singing.  Griot Girls has partnered with the Kennedy Center, The THEARC, and throughout the community. Griot Girls is now a curriculum available for schools, organizations, and institutions to help empower girls through hip-hop arts.


From the dramaturgical work behind producing Griot Girl productions, to mastering writing and performing poetry, and studying acting techniques and directing, we have the blueprint that can dramatically change the trajectory of the collegiate careers and experiences of our girls in our program.


In the 2016 Season of FRESHH Inc Theatre company, the Griot Girls will be presenting 3 shows, including My "Mic Sounds Nice" a journey through social justice movements throughout the world led by Black women, put to a library of music from Salt and Pepa. 

"When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak."
-Audre Lorde

Griot Girls-Hip-Hop Theater Ensemble

Power of the Pen-Summer Hip-Hop Theater Intensive