Girls Rising

Girls, we’re facing challenges we haven’t seen in more than two generations. Our roles as women – in the home, at work, as citizens – is all at once advancing and retracting, driven by forces that may seem beyond our control. In the face of all that is going on around us, we can say this with all certainty: your voice is the answer to what comes next.

Bring your unique perspective to the writers’ table, and be surrounded by girls who have opinions, dreams, fears, and frustrations, just like you. Come get inspired by women writers and artists, past and present, who speak truth to power and each other. We’ll get in-depth on how far women have come, where we are now, and what you want your future to be. Using whatever writing style suits each of us best, we’ll unflinchingly take on a world that often underestimates our individual will and collective might.

We are unapologetic and proud of the imperfect, amazing girls we are – and welcome anyone who self-identifies as a girl, woman, trans, or gender nonconforming, and wants to be part of what comes next.

Parents, please be sure to pack lunch and a water bottle for your child each day!

*Please note, masks will not be required while in the classroom but are mandatory in all common areas of the building. Guardians will be required to fill out additional paperwork related to COVID-19 protocols before their student can attend class. Thank you!


Stacy Davidowitz is a proud Washington Heights-based author and playwright, whose work has been produced regionally and internationally. She is the author of the four-book middle grade series, Camp Rolling Hills (Abrams); the three-chapter book series, Hanazuki (Abrams/Hasbro); and the middle grade novel, The Chance to Fly with coauthor Ali Stroker. Stacy’s full-length plays and musicals are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Steele Spring Stage Rights, and YouthPLAYS. Stacy is also an active teaching artist, who facilitates creative writing and theater workshops to students in NYC public schools, private schools, camps, and foster care programs. She is a graduate of British American Drama Academy, Tufts University (Bachelor of Science) and Columbia University (MFA in Acting). Check her out at (she/her/hers)


Starts 8/8, M-F, 10AM-2PM


8/8, 8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/12


8/12, time TBD




Stacy Davidowitz






178 Bennett Avenue