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One woman shared traumatic childhood sexual experiences that she felt were ameliorated by an adolescent liaison with an older woman, and Ms Ensler shared an account of the birth of her granddaughter. The performance was clearly designed to provoke—riffing on the c-word and revelling in the discomfort generated by such a frank discussion—but it was also designed to amuse and move. After each performance, they would come up to Ms Ensler to share their stories of sexual abuse at the hands of strangers, boyfriends, husbands, fathers, and the feelings of shame and isolation that trailed that abuse.
Ina play called The Vagina Monologueswritten 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. 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.
Pay as you can pricing! V-Day is a global activist movement that grew out of the untold stories of women, and the movement is a demand for revolutionary change for women and girl survivors of violence. This year's international V-Day Spotlight is shining a light on women in prison, detention centers, and formerly incarcerated Women. Tickets are priced on a sliding scale and we encourage you choose a level that is significant to you, supporting the efforts of these important organizations.
Every year a new monologue is added to highlight a current issue affecting women around the world. Every V Day thousands of local benefit productions are staged to raise funds for local groups, shelters, crisis centers working to end violence against women. Infor example, Ensler wrote a new monologue about the plight of women in Afghanistan under Taliban rule.
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More than women were questioned about their sexuality, love and relationships. Eve Ensler put it in a play and Thiasus Productions chose it to be their debut production because now, more than ever, is it important to give these women a stage and that their voices are being heard. During a stay at an international language school in California she had a chance to persue her long craved passion for acting.
Today, through performances, programming, and the One Billion Rising campaignEnsler and V-Day continue to widen their reach, deepen their impact in local communities, and include diverse, immensely talented cast-members in performances of The Vagina Monologues. After Ensler concluded her solo run of The Vagina Monologuesthe play switched format to include three actors. The safe house provides shelter, education, and alternative rite of passage ceremonies to girls, and staff there work with the community to alert them to the effects of early child marriage, FGM, and a lack of education for girls. A second safe house opened in the Rift Valley in Masailand in
The play explores consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, genital mutilation, direct and indirect encounters with reproduction, sex workand several other topics through the eyes of women with various ages, races, sexualities, and other differences. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called the play "probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade. When she left the play, it was recast with three celebrity monologists.