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This March, in partnership with Breaking & Entering Theatre Co., a brand spankin’ new play called GIRLHOOD is being produced at the Tank! 


Let’s be clear, GIRLHOOD is NOT a coming of age story, and it’s not about spectacular girls. Instead, it’s a hot, messy and wholesome chapter in the lives of five 15 year old average janes who are struggling to navigate the allure of womanhood, their sexuality, their trauma, their family and their place in the thick of it all. GIRLHOOD is sweet and savory and reminds us that it’s hard to be a 15 year old girl. 


The Tank  generously offers tremendous resources, time and space, all free of charge. But still, producing theatre in the Big Apple is not cheap! We have some expenses to cover and any type of support you’re able to provide is deeply appreciated! 

You can support us in any way you choose! We’ll accept anything from a monetary donation of any size, a post on social media, word of mouth, your attendance at one of our performances, a Broadway contract or a bazillion gazillion dollars. 

Truly, every bit of help goes a long way and we thank you for whatever you can provide. 


A portion of your donation will help us put together the best show possible and the rest will go to a great cause!

A large portion of your generous donation will fund our rehearsal space rental fees, cover the cost of the design elements that bring the show together and will pay each member of the cast and creative team for their hard work on this production.

The rest will be donated to ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH ! AFY is not associated with this play, but we love what they do! AFY is an organization that advocates for young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth. More info about Advocates For Youth can be found here:


 GIRLHOOD emphasizes what happens when young people are misinformed about sexual health and sexuality. The play acknowledges taboos that bury us from a young age and sheds light on the inherited stigma and fear that surrounds an intrinsic part of being human. Advocates for Youth works to change just that. AFY is shifting the cultural paradigm in which we live in from one that too often stigmatizes youth and youth sexual development to one that embraces youth as partners and recognizes sexuality as normal and healthy. 


The Tank  presents

GIRLHOOD by Molly Van Der Molen

Developed with Out Of The Blue: New Work Initiative 
Produced by Molly Van Der Molen in association with Breaking & Entering Theatre Collective 


Riley - Taylor Harris-Butler
Jess - Lais deSouza
Danica - Maddie Eisler
Goose - Mckenzie Anderson
Moira - Sophia Quiroga
Allison - Alex Fortin
Some Men - Tristan Land
Other Men - Andrew O'Laughlin
Some Guys - Kevin Poole, William Vonada 
Some Gals - Fernanda Garcia, Nikki Cannon

Creative Team

Director - Molly Van Der Molen 
Stage Manager - Kalen Sierra Hughes
Lighting Designer - Max Stroeher
Sound Designer - Molly Van Der Molen
Costume Designer - Ivy Swinski
Intimacy Director - Cassie Cloutier


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Molly Van Der Molen 
New York, NY
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