viBe provides underserved girls (ages 13-19) with free artistic, leadership and academic opportunities. We arm participants with tools to communicate their ideas in performance and equip them with academic and life skills in an accepting creative space. Our curriculum challenges girls with challenging, fulfilling opportunities in writing, producing and performing their own plays. Our unique, free programs include:
viBeStages is a collaborative performance experience in which 6-12 girls work with professional theater directors to write and perform an original show.
viBeSongMakers is an advanced, 6 month program offered each year, providing the tools for 6-8 viBe girls to express themselves through writing/recording, composing and arranging a full length album of songs. The program pairs viBe girls with professional musicians to receive basic music instruction, then guides girls through the songwriting and recording process, which results in an album that is celebrated with a live performance.
viBeApprentices is a leadership program geared toward viBe Alumnae in high school and college who have expressed an interest in exploring careers in theater.
viBeSolos is an advanced performance program where girls craft and perform their own 15 minute “one-girl” shows.
viBeTeenAudiences extends viBe’s reach into high school classrooms and community organizations through pre-performance workshops that introduce teenagers to the creative joys and powers of writing, editing, acting and performance.
viBeGirlsInCharge offers one-of-a-kind workshops and performances designed by our young women for schools and community-based organizations intended to initiate civic dialogue, and introduce other youth to viBe’s pedagogy.
viBe Leadership Institute is a new training program launched thanks to a three year partnership with NoVo Foundation. Our inaugural program includes 7 viBe alumna, who are participating in a 6 month training program that will help them further develop the skills necessary to lead viBe programs, and become arts practitioners in the field. Over the next 6 months, they will attend training workshops, a retreat, and receive ongoing, one-on-one support from viBe trainers and staff. Through the Leadership Institute, viBe will train participating young women to be arts practitioners in their own right so that they are able to "pay it forward" by first learning, mastering, and implementing viBe's unique training, and then learning, mastering, and implementing best practices within the field.