V-Day and The Vagina Monologues
The Women's Resource Center and the UNC community host annual events in honor and recognition of V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.
Events soon to come.
The Vagina Monologues
A poignant tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, "The Vagina Monologues" is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery.
Written by: Eve Ensler
Directed by: Jenny Pan
Brought to you by: The Women's Resource Center and Prevention Education and Advocacy Services.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24TH
4:30 - 7:30 PM
Please prepare a 90 sec. monologue (Dramatic or Comedic). No previous theatre experience required.
An email confirmation with the location of Auditions and a confirmation of your time will be sent the week prior.
Auditions are open to those who identify as women and/or trans (trans men & non-binary identities included).
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In 1994, a play called The Vagina Monologues, written by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, broke ground, offering to the world a piece of art like nothing it had seen before. Based on dozens of interviews Ensler conducted with women, the play addressed women's sexuality and the social stigma surrounding rape and abuse, creating a new conversation about and with women. The Vagina Monologues ran Off-Broadway for five years in New York and then toured the United States. After every performance, Ensler found women waiting to share their own stories of survival, leading her to see that The Vagina Monologues could be more than a moving work of art on violence; she divined that the performances could be a mechanism for moving people to act to end violence.
On Valentine's Day, 1998, Eve and a group of women in New York City, established V-Day. Set up as a 501(c)(3) and originally staffed by volunteers, the organization's seed money came from a star-studded, sold out benefit performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, a show that raised $250,000 in a single evening.
V-Day's mission is simple. It demands that violence against women and girls must end. To do this, once a year, in February, Eve allows groups around the world to produce a performance of the play, as well as other works created by V-Day, and use the proceeds for local individual projects and programs that work to end violence against women and girls, often shelters and rape crisis centers. What began as one event in New York City in 1998 today includes over 5,800 V-Day events annually.
Performance is just the beginning. V-Day stages large-scale benefits and produces innovative gatherings, films, and campaigns to educate and change social attitudes towards violence against women.