SPARK has recognized since the very beginning that the arts – especially performance – is an amazingly powerful tool for activism. Sharing human stories tickles our emotions and allows us to understand and empathize with real people’s struggles and challenges. We love how we can create an immediate community inside a theater between the performers and the audience and have used that space to engage in dialogue about finding strategies for solutions to the issues we bring up in the performance. Between 2012-2015, SPARK produced 6 original theater productions – all written and performed by girls in New York City for audiences from the sidewalks of Brooklyn to the chambers of the United Nations! We also created 2 toolkits for you to produce activist theater in your community!