You Sound Like a Girl

Directed and co-conceived by Colleen E. Hughes
Vocal Consulting and co-conceived by Thomas René
Written and performed by Bree Brown, Shallion Dixon, Evelyn Dumont, Caroline Kittredge Faustine, Sara Ali Haider, and Sara Jane Munford
Featuring stories and audio by Alice Herb, Lee Hunkins, Jean Leung, and Rev. Yolanda
Sound design by Ran Xia
Scenic design by Sarah Finkle

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Starting in infanthood, women's voices are constantly critiqued, conditioned, and policed: shrill, harsh, babyish, sexy, sing-songy, girly, loud, quiet, etc. No wonder so many women are silenced, since every time they open their mouths they are subject to scrutiny. And, what does it even mean to sound “like a girl?” You Sound Like a Girl is a performance that seeks to both answer and dismantle this question.

Content Warning: You Sound Like a Girl features stories of Sexual Assault and Harassment, Death/Dying, Childbirth, Abortion, and Violence.

You Sound Like a Girl is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of You Sound Like a Girl must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Back to Work Collective

Back to Work is a group of artist activists committed to activating the fight for liberation with imagery, sound, and story. Colleen is an organizer within the Back to Work Collective.

CO/LAB Theater Group

CO/LAB exists to offer individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts. Colleen will be a Supporting Artist for CO/LAB's spring semester classes!

Photo of Colleen Hughes, Ernest Paulin, and Sarah Elizabeth Mitchell by Molly Geiger.