Using the works of William Shakespeare, The Viola Project unites and empowers girls from diverse backgrounds so they may grow up to be whoever they want to be... even Hamlet.
The Viola Project provides a space for girls aged 10-16 to come together and explore classic texts while engaging in a vibrant discussion of contemporary issues facing girls and women. We believe that history and literature are springboards for understanding who we are today. While Shakespeare’s text is the common thread of our programs, we have an interdisciplinary approach to learning that goes beyond the written word. Our students practice self defense, create visual art, learn musical instruments, study stage craft, interview professional women, attend live performances, and perform works of their own.