On Thursday, December 6, our host Tony Castaneda speaks with Illeana Rotger and Maggie Meer, from the Campus Women’s Center (CWC), which is putting on a production of the Vagina Monologues. Illeana, a Gender and Women Studies and Spanish major and intern at the CWC, is the Director of the performance. Maggie Meer, a Theater major, is an actress in the performance.
Written by playwright Eve Ensler, the Vagina Monologues is a collection of women’s stories and experiences about their sexuality, their bodies, and their environments, “it’s a show about women’s empowerment, what women experience in their lives not just with their sexuality, but violence, war and rape” explains Illeana. The monologues are a combination of serious and humorous stories, performed in solo and group pieces. The monologues cover the experiences of “every type of woman.” The script this year this includes a new ending piece One billion rising, which is about women coming together to collectively fight against violence committed on them and other women.
The performances are based on an abridged script of the original Vagina Monologues. The rights to the abridged version are owned by V-Day, an organization that campaigns against violence to women, and which is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The organization distributes the script free of charge to groups that wish to get involved and perform the piece.
Maggie reads an excerpt of the performance on-air.
Vagina Monologues, December 6, 7, 8
2650 Humanities Building
Fri and Sat @ 7PM
Sun @ 2PM
Learn more about the Campus Women’s Center
Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about V-DAY
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