I have always wanted to belong to an underground radical movement for good. I was so excited to be a part of the show. That first director videotaped each of us introducing ourselves because she had so many people auditioning. I loved getting to be so angry, and the audience was so entertained with my rage that it just further enraged me.
The Vagina Monologues and V-Day
13 Years Later: 'The Vagina Monologues' Continues Run At BC — The Heights
Mackenzie Murtaugh , Opinions Editor February 12, The play, written by Eve Ensler in , highlights the adversities people with vaginas face such as sexual violence, abuse, manipulation, medical malpractice and marginalization. The original play has been criticized for catering to cisgendered women with the exclusion of people elsewhere on the gender spectrum who possess female genitalia. Directors Julie Peacock and Anna Freed strove to promote an inclusive environment for audience members and performers alike. Opening up the conversation for sometimes unsettling topics in a setting like this paves the passageway into public discourse. Graphic and brutal, the monologue compares the resilience of the vagina to a heart that expands, sacrifices and forgives while discomforting the audiences with its explicit and brutal imagery of the operating room during childbirth.
13 Years Later: ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Continues Run At BC
Monet, and a team of three artists and activists will curate the final piece, which aims to use art to embody and inspire solidarity. The deadline for submissions is Feb. In discussing the limitations of storytelling, Washington highlighted the dangers of not having enough diverse stories being told. Watered-down storytelling is not fulfilling, she said. Washington also explained the importance of evolving beyond gender norms.
However, since , a determined artist-activist Eve Ensler — of The Vagina Monologues fame — has been quietly bringing attention to a burning problem swept under the carpet — Violence Against Women VAW. Art is an important aspect of V-Day activism and plays, documentaries, poetry, etc. At its debut, The Vagina Monologues — termed as one of the most important pieces of political theatre in recent times — created quite a stir.