Girl Tales is podcast theatre for young audiences. Award-winning female and trans*-identified playwrights flip the fairytales they fell for as children and make the girls the heroes. In these stories, our damsels are in power and our princesses are in action. Turn off the screens and jump into an adventure with Girl Tales!
It’s a bonus Girl Tales holiday episode! Marie has dreams of playing the Nutcracker Prince in her ballet holiday recital but her dreams are crushed when she is cast in the role of Clara — a role every other girl in the class seems to want play except Marie. She starts to rethink things when in the middle of the night she shrinks down in size, meets the dolls she forgot about under her bed (they talk to her!), and must defeat the Mouse King and his army! by Tessa Flannery Directed by ...more
Kitty’s band with her friends Turtle, Birdie, and Rabbit are practicing for Battle of the Bands at their school but when her grandpa moves in, they lose their rehearsal space! Practicing at the abandoned house on Maple Street is their only option to win but there’s a chance the house might be haunted. What will they do? by Amy Gijsbers van Wijk Adapted from Town Musicians of Bremen by the Brothers Grimm Starring: Chad Chenail, Rebecca Cunningham, Polina Ionina, Gulshan Mia, Rebeca Rad, and...more
Elisa made a wish during an “Ill Wind” and now her brothers have turned into swans and have flown away from the palace! Will her need to find her brothers become greater than her fear of traveling through the Deep Dark Wood to get to them? Come listen to Part 2 of Elisa and the Swans and join Elisa on an adventure to save her brothers! Tale by Lea McKenna Garcia Adapted from The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen Starring Sophie Hassett, Russell Jordan, Jessica Osber, and Claire W...more
All Elisa wants is some alone time away from her 11 (!!) brothers. But when an “Ill Wind” sweeps through the castle grounds where she lives, she gets way more than she bargained for. A tale of magic, love, and adventure. Come listen to Part 1 of Elisa and the Swans! Tale by Lea McKenna Garcia Adapted from The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen Starring Sophie Hassett, Russell Jordan, Jessica Osber, and Claire Warden Directed by Rebecca Cunningham Sound Design by Maria Wurtelle Tec...more
Girl Tales segment, Little Girls Doing Big Things — Host Rebecca interviews young girls who are engaging in their communities, starting their own businesses or charities, and not waiting until they’re a grown-up to start making change and living out their dreams. This month we speak to Shalise of Shalise’s Ocean Support. Shalise is a brilliant 11 year old Aussie girl who is on a mission to save our beautiful oceans! Come get to know Shalise!
A new Girl Tales segment! Host Rebecca interviews young girls who are engaging in their communities, starting their own businesses or charities, and not waiting until they’re a grown-up to start making change and living out their dreams. This month we speak to Chloe of Chloe’s Friendship Circle Podcast. Chloe is a seven year old entertainment podcaster and producer. She does interviews, shares fun ideas, and plays the best kindie music! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chloes-frie...more
Bea is an aspiring young botanist, whose studies get sidetracked when she’s voted “Prettiest Girl in School”. Her new friends are all about looks, but when a magical new student joins her class, Bea is forced to rethink just how important her looks might be. Find out what happens as the Science Fair approaches in this month’s episode of Girl Tales! Beauty and Bea by Kathleen Coombs – Starring Gina DeMay, Tessa Flannery, Alex Mesaros, and Maria Ortiz-Marquez – Directed and Hoste...more
Alba is a budding, young detective who doesn’t mind living on her own. When the Mayor of Strangetown sends out a notice looking for someone to uncover why her daughters wear holes in their shoes every night, Alba hops on a bus and heads toward adventure. With the help of a sorceress and a hawk, Alba tries to uncover The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses! A podcast play based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses by the Brothers Grimm. The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses by Liza Birkenmeier Featurin...more
Snow White is a girl who likes girls, wearing suit jackets, and math. But Queenie, the Enchanted Forest Academy bully makes fun of all these things! Snow uses her magic mirror to travel through time and find out just how special she is. An adaptation of Snow White by The Brothers Grimm. Snow White and the Magic Mirror by Gina Femia Featuring: Erin Healani Chung, Geri Brown, Leila Ben-Abdallah and Dorothy James – Host and Director: Rebecca Cunningham – Sound Design and Production: Cha...more
Rudy’s had a dream her whole life; to make Santa’s sleigh team. But, it’s a boys club and this year is no exception. Nevertheless, with the help of her parents, Carol Claus, and her good friend Frosty Tips the Snow Ma’am, Rudy persists. Listen as Rudy saves Christmas! Rudy the Female Reindeer by Delaney Yeager Featuring: Delaney Yeager, Tessa Flannery, Russell Jordan, and Aaron Marshall-Bobb – Host and Director: Rebecca Cunningham – Sound Design and Production...more
Rapunzel is a reimagining of the classic fairytale, with a curly, coarse, courageous twist! This time, Rapunzel goes on an adventure, makes a long-lasting friendship, and uses her smarts and Black Girl Magic to become her own hero. Rapunzel by Jahna Ferron-Smith Featuring: Laureen Lembe, Bonita Jackson, and C. Kelly Wright – Sound Design and Production: Chad Chenail – Host and Direction: Rebecca Cunningham – Original Music: Eli Denby Wood
Myra is a mermaid who loves reading books. The problem is, every time she tries to read one it gets ruined by the ocean water! Will she become a human or figure out another way to solve this problem? The Literate Mermaid by Christina Quintana, Featuring: Joseph Cordaro, Caitlin Morris, Ashton Muniz, and Elise Santora – Host and Director: Rebecca Cunningham – Sound Design and Production: Chad Chenail – Original Music: Eli Denby Wood
Come hear what we’re all about and a sample of our first tale! Girl Tales is podcast theatre for young audiences. Once a month, we’ll air fairytales where girls are the heroes! Turn off the screens and jump into an adventure with Girl Tales! Tale by Christina Quintana, Featuring: Joseph Cordaro, Caitlin Morris, Ashton Muniz, and Elise Santora, Host and Director: Rebecca Cunningham, Sound Design and Production: Chad Chenail, Original Music: Eli Denby Wood