89.3 KPCC: Lights, Camera, WriteGirl! event brings stories of at-risk teens to life on stage

By TakeTwo | April 14, 2016 | Southern California Public Radio 89.3KPCC

  Last year's Lights, Camera, WriteGirl! benefit brought acclaimed actors together to bring teen girls' scenes to life on a Hollywood stage.

Last year's Lights, Camera, WriteGirl! benefit brought acclaimed actors together to bring teen girls' scenes to life on a Hollywood stage.

This weekend Hollywood actors join forces with WriteGirl to portray stories written by teen girls on stage. WriteGirl is hosting a fundraising benefit at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood called Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!

Keren Taylor, the executive director of Write Girl, and writer Josann McGibbon, who's credits include "Runaway Bride," "The Starter Wife" and last year's Disney Channel hit "Descendants" joined host Alex Cohen in studio to talk about the organization, their red carpet benefit, and the process of mentoring young women to become confident poets, journalists, screenwriters, and more.

Some of the actors attending the star studded event include Wendi McLendon-Covey of "The Goldbergs," Keiko Agena of "Gilmore Girls," Aasha Davis of "Friday Night Lights," Trevor St. John of "Containment" and Tembi Locke of "Eureka" who will be performing pieces written by WriteGirl participants.

If you're interested in purchasing tickets for this weekend's Lights, Camera, WriteGirl event, you can purchase them here.

Click here to listen to the interview.