Powerstories receives The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama.

Girlstories Leadership Theatre is a comprehensive theatre arts program for middle school girls living in Hillsborough County who will be in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades next year. In 2010 GLT was awarded the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House and in 2011 GLT was honored by international star, Josh Groban in front of 12,000 fans.

Powerstories Theatre is a nonprofit theatre that stages true stories to open minds and hearts and inspire action worldwide. We believe that every person has a powerstory to discover and share with others. Our programs increase confidence, awareness, understanding, and deepens appreciation for diversity.

Girlstories Leadership Theatre 2021

This year Powerstories Theatre will be offering our National award winning Girlstories Leadership Theatre Program in our theatre at 2105 Kennedy Blvd.  The program begins in the summer for a twelve-day workshop, then continues throughout the year for once-a-month meetings on Saturdays. Rising 5th, 6th grade girls will meet in the morning and rising 7th and 8th grade girls will meet in the afternoon.  Both groups will receive acting, storytelling, dance, art, music, and leadership lessons over the course of twelve days by expert theatre professionals. We will also have guest artists joining us to share their stories of success. The summer workshops will culminate in a virtual (possibly live) production. 

Dates and times 

June 17 to July 2 – 8:30 am to noon for rising 5th and 6th grade girls

June 17 to July 2 – 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm for rising 7th and 8th grade girls

Saturday dates throughout the year – to be determined 

Space is extremely limited. There are opportunities for 16 young girls: 8 for each session. 

Cost is $75.00. Scholarships are available. For more information contact Fran@Powerstories.com

Alfre Woodard congratulates Powerstories Theatre of Tampa Bay-Girlstories Leadership Theatre