The Gramophones Theatre Company


Super-Powering Girls

Year, type of grant

2021-22, Open, Small Grants

Grant awarded

£1,500 over 3 months


A new post-show performance co-created with female participants, where girls will perform as superheroes and express how they’d like to use their superpowers to make changes in the world.

Who, what, where

  • Children 6-10 years, girls, from the local community
  • Performing arts, theatre
  • Child’s voice, enjoyment of the arts; issue: female empowerment
  • England, East Midlands, Nottingham Playhouse

How this project supported Ragdoll Foundation aims

This was an imaginative and relevant application to add value to the Gramophone’s touring production, Aidy the Awesome. Child’s voice and quality of arts engagement were both good and the trustees felt strongly in favour of projects that challenge pink / blue gender stereotyping.