At TRG we are dedicated to helping girls and young women grow into self sufficient, capable, and artistic leaders. Thus, we have created and developed theatre based workshops that nourish the soul, feed the brain, and inspire the spirit of creativity in our young people.
Unity amongst young women and girls is constantly being tested in today’s world. We live in a society of perpetual inherited misogyny whether it’s being cat called on the street, being bullied within a group of friends, or seeing women at a disadvantage at home, or in the media. Our workshop aims to build confidence, leadership skills, and a relentless desire to positively affect change within ourselves, our community, and beyond.
As a young person, it’s difficult to understand your place in society and how you can use your own ideas to make a difference. Using visual and performing arts, we encourage young women to challenge themselves in ways they may not be used to, using their bodies, voices and writing skills to tell personal stories of overcoming adversity and building self worth. Beginning every workshop with a vocal and physical warm up which leads us into a community building exercise. A group discussion illuminating our individual struggles as women and writing these as narratives culminating with a performance piece.
The Radium Girls Productions founders, Amanda McDowall and Jacqueline Raymond have been inspired to use their personal experiences’ as well as their expertise within the performing arts and arts education to fulfill the need for empowerment for young women. Feeling misrepresented in the media, the founders felt it was their duty to aide the next generation to dare greater and demand more from society.
Finding what now feels like a second home at the Thoo Mweh Khee Migrant Learning Center in Thailand, they were able to teach their female empowerment workshop this past summer. A group of women who wouldn’t otherwise have had the chance to find the power of their voice, were able to explore and express themselves while building lifelong friendships.
This workshop transcends race, religion, and social status while encouraging and uniting young people, especially girls and women, to reach higher than they ever imagined possible. Help us to procure an inclusive, compassionate, and unstoppable generation for the future.
Please contact us for inquiries about booking us to come and hold a workshop at your school, after school program, or summer camp in the New York City area.