The Vagina Monologues
Approximate running time: 1 hour
84 Main Street
Torrington CT 06790
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Directed by Arlene Begelman
Produced by LoveArtPlay with Susan B. Anthony Project
Featuring Saun Ellis, Joanna Jung and Leland Williams
The Susan B. Anthony Project, in conjunction with LoveArtPlay, will present Eve Ensler’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, on Friday, February 15 at 7:00 pm in the Warner’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre as a special fundraiser.
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”
“Ensler breaks taboos by talking, talking and talking some more - stripping fear and shame from what she celebrates here. It makes for quite a party. Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry…The Vagina Monologues confront words to demystify and disarm them. In so doing, Ensler disarms the audience too.” – Associated Press
“Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving…Written with a bluntness that is nevertheless intensely lyrical, it is both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction.” – Variety
Founded in 1983, Susan B. Anthony Project promotes safety, healing and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and advocates for the autonomy of women and the end of interpersonal violence. Based in Torrington, SBAP provides crisis and support services and prevention education in 20 towns in Litchfield County. All services are confidential, free, and available 24/7.
LoveArtPlay is a non-profit 501c3 arts organization dedicated to promoting artistic projects undertaken principally by professionals in the visual and performing arts. LoveArtPlay supports artists to step out of their safety zones to explore and collaborate with other artists to find new ways in expressing individuality and originality. Founded on the belief that the arts can create a more positive and civil humanity, LoveArtPlay’s mission is to raise funds through multi-disciplinary arts projects to provide safety, health, and educational and creative programs for women, men and children of all ages.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES is directed by Arlene Begelman and features Saun Ellis, Joanna Jung and Leland Williams. It is produced by LoveArtPlay with Susan B. Anthony Project.