Brook Bassett- Playwright/Director Brook Bassett is the founder of Girl, Awake! Project. She has her Master in Teaching and her Bachelor in Humanities. She is passionate about youth and social justice and strives to bring them to the forefront of conversation through mediums such as theater, dance, spoken word and literature. She volunteers at the Humane Society.
"Awake, and together we can move mountains."
Amara Leyva- Wisteria Amara Leyva is 12 years old and attends Cheney Middle School. She is part of the Spokane Entertainers Guild and has participated in Renaissance Faires. She enjoys singing, music and dance. Amara feels strongly about equality for all no matter of their gender preference, race, age, weight, religion, mental health issues, etc. Amara has participated in the heart run and Girls on the Run in Anchorage. "Yet, equality still hasn't been reached."
Teagan Daniels- Azalea Teagan Daniels is 15 and goes to University High School. She has been in numerous performances with other theatre companies in the past, as well as a prior year of Girl, Awake!. Teagan volunteers with the Spokane Humane Society, Bloomsday and other runs and races. “Don’t bother me. I’m reading.”
Faith Goodwin-Edelweiss Faith Goodwin is 13 years old and goes to Woodland Middle School. Faith has loved dancing and singing since she was three, she has performed in the Eugene Ballet’s Nutcracker and local theatre productions with Lake City Playhouse. Faith is passionate about helping women and children of domestic violence. She donates self-care items and helps with Safe Passages to educate middle school students about healthy relationships. “Standing up for yourself usually means, that first you have to stand up for others”.
Adeline Smith- Ixora Adeline Smith is 12 years old and attends Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy as a 7th grader. She plays the cello and sings. She loves being part of the volleyball and track teams. Adeline volunteers as a math tutor and coaches an after school math team at Bryan Elementary. She is passionate about helping girls in STEM and raising their confidence. "It's important to take time to wonder and to realize how much we don't know."
Audrey Campbell-Lunaria Audrey Campbell is 11 and in the 6th grade. Audrey loves reading, piano, singing, swimming, and boating. She is passionate about education, food insecurity, and equality for all.
“We will not close our eyes when they need to be open to the issues at hand.”
Gabrielle Lee-Hyacinth Gabrielle Lee is 14 and goes to Spokane Valley Tech. She has participated in previous performances with other theater companies. Gabrielle is passionate about equality and stopping bullying for race, sexuality, religion, mental health issues, and gender preferences. “Please, let me be a girl!”
Emily Zuetrong- Cosmos Emily Zuetrong is 11 years old and is in the 6th grade. Emily loves singing and doing Girl awake! Project. Emily is very passionate about bullying and wants it to STOP!!! “Be part of the greater good, be nice!”
Pandora Hunt- Tithonia Pandora Hunt has 13 years worth of taking on the challenge of life. She is home schooled, raises animals for 4-H, loves to read and is a devoted little sister. As a child adopted from Foster Care, Pandora is passionate about being an advocate for those in need. "Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in places you thought you never would."
Athinna Hunt-Pompon Athinna Hunt is 10 yrs old. She enjoys swimming, 4-H and camping. Athinna shares her joyfulness and positive energy everywhere she goes like a beautiful flower. She is excited to share the messages of kindness, self -worth and compassion in Girl, Awake! "After flowers women are the most divine creation."
Kimberly Hunt-Stage Manager
Julia Sanchez- Technician Julia Sanchez is 12 years old and is in 7th grade. She enjoys arts and dance. Julia has done volunteer work cleaning up Liberty Park and completed a passion project working with Meals on Wheels.
"There are a million things that make us perfect and not a single one of them is the kind of perfect we are taught to be"
Dezirae Sanchez -Media Specialist Dezirae Sanchez is 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. She enjoys volleyball and playing the ukulele, guitar, and piano. Dezi has helped clean up trash at Liberty Park on several occasions as part of a school project, and has volunteered for Mission Possible with her church. “Words are powerful things.”