H1: The HEARD Project


Storytelling is the foundation of theatre.

That’s why, in addition to our workshop series in public schools and year-round training at The Rep, we present The HEARD Project. This ongoing writing and performance outreach program elevates the voices of underserved teens in Central Arkansas. The goal of this project is to give teens a supportive environment, creative freedom, and a platform to share their lived experiences.


In early 2020, The Rep led workshops on autobiographical writing and performance to help young people learn the many ways to use their voice and be heard. While a previously scheduled Main Stage performance was canceled due to COVID-19, we instead hear and celebrate their work through the virtual performances below.






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Sponsored by the Windgate Foundation, our community partners include

North Little Rock Works, Children International, Brandon House Cultural and Performing Arts Center, and the Centers for Youth and Families.


Adrianna: “Pretty Black Lady”
Alyessia: “My Story”
CJ: “A Letter To My Younger Self”
Lesley: “Math and Love”
Da’Meir: “Compassion”
This new storytelling and poetry initiative has been generously supported by the Windgate Foundation. 
Sponsor: Windgate Foundation


Workshops with guest artists deepen understanding, broaden creative experiences, and help students build a national network. Using The Rep’s professional productions, visiting actors, and technicians as resources for learning, pop-up workshops in a variety of curricula are offered year-round for students of all ages. To learn more about upcoming workshops, join our newsletter below!


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