Brenda Currin is co-founder and Artistic Director of What Girls Know, a developmental theater program for adolescent girls . An actress and educator, she grew up in Oxford , North Carolina -- and makes her home in New York City . Brenda played the daughter in the film of In Cold Blood while still in college.
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Ciera Payton, Associate Director has been a part of What Girls Know summer program since it began in New Orleans in 2003. She joined as a junior in high and hasn't left since.
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Didier Girauldon returned to New Orleans from France to continue teaching Commedia techniques that he had begun last summer at the Retreat. Didier teaches an elaborate Game with many rules, demanding great concentration and focus. The rigors of playing the Game is a sort of ôreprogramming." Playing the Game teaches theater skills in a fresh and immediate way, learning to be true onstage, to be alive and in the moment.