About The Event
– Andrea Bendewald Rouse, Suddenly Susan actor and creator of The Art of Circling,
headlines Voices HEaRd on Friday, February 24, at 8:00 p.m. -at Woodford Theatre. In collaboration with
Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising 2017 Campaign, the Voices HEaRd event brings together performing and
visual artists to raise their voices against violence against women and the many challenges girls and
women of all ages face. All event proceeds will support The Girl Project and Green House17.
“We plan to start small this inaugural year with one performance at Woodford Theatre,” said Vanessa
Becker Weig, director of Voices HEaRd and co-founder of The Girl Project. “Our vision and plan for the
future is to grow and become a fully developed and produced artistic festival, much like The Women’s
Voices Theater Festival in Washington, DC.”
The performance will include original work from more than 20 groups and artists from across Kentucky,
including Andrea Bendewald Rouse, Agape Theatre, Donna Ison’s The Broad Brigade, Looking for Lillith,
and Allegro Dance Company. Voices HEaRd has been given the rights from Maya Angelou’s estate to
share Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise. Now more than ever, men and women alike need to make
their voices HEaRd. This empowering performance event will leave your eyes open and your soul
Tickets are $15, $20, and $30 with a $50 tier that includes a $30 ticket, entrance to the preshow
reception at Addie’s at Woodford Inn, and workshop with Andrea Bendewald Rouse on Saturday,
February 25, at 1:00 p.m. at Woodford Theatre. A preshow reception is open to show patrons at $10
with purchase of ticket. Saturday workshops are open to the general public and are $10/workshop.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the Woodford Theatre Box Office at 859.873.0648 or online at
About The Organization
The Girl Project
About The Girl Project: The Girl Project is an arts-meets-activism initiative that engages young artists in social change by exploring the misrepresentation of girls and women in American media culture and our communities.
About Green House17: Formerly Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program, Green House17 is an advocacy agency committed to ending intimate partner abuse in families and the community. The specially trained crisis counselors of Greenhouse 17 are available to help people harmed by intimate partner abuse any time of the day, every day of the year.
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