A still from my monologue "Because He Liked to Look At It."
"The Vagina Monologues" goes up tomorrow night! I am so excited. The dress rehearsal was yesterday and they finally got the chaise so we didn't have to practice with chairs anymore and my monologue just flourished with the chaise; that sounds weird, but it is completely true because I was able to incorporate new movement and all around it just went really well. (I am aware of the length of that sentence.) And now the show is tomorrow night and I am really happy to be a part of it. Seeing all twenty-something of us onstage, wearing our black and our red and our pink, makes me proud. We look cohesive and united and strong.
Mount Holyoke's annual performance of "The Vagina Monologues" celebrates V-Day, a cause started by Eve Ensler (author and original performer of "VagMons") to commemorate and honor women who have survived and overcome rape, sexual abuse, physical and emotional violence, suppression, and gender insecurity. The actual V-Day is February 13th, but the celebration lasts all weekend. As part of MoHo's participation in V-Day's College Campaign, our school is just one of hundreds across the country that will be bringing this brilliant, controversial, barrier-breaking show to life. All of the proceeds will go to benefit women's shelters in the area. There might be a V-Day event (College Campaign or even a Community Campaign) going on near you! You can check the event map on the V-Day website, and if you are curious to discover more about the holiday, you can click here.
Hopefully I will have more pictures from the show after our run ends! I really am so excited and proud.