Friday, May 10, 2013

The Vagina Monologues at RIC

This year I helped produce RIC's chapter of The Vagina Monologues. I acted as the script-editor, the casting director, the director, and the producer of the show and worked many hours on the creation of the show along with Feminists United. We had a cast of about 15-20 people of all walks of life and it was a fabulous experience. This year, the show spotlighted the recent rise in the numbers of violence all over the world and featured a significant global movement that was meant to include women of the world. This global movement, called One Billion Rising, was a demonstration meant to shake the world and break the silence about the violences that women across the world face. I think the show went fairly well. We had many people help with the show and about 100 people total showed up to both nights of shows. In the end, we raised about $1300 that went to a local nonprofit organization. My biggest disappointment about the show was the lack of queer issues in the script. To make up for this, we made sure the money that we raised went to a nonprofit that helped fight LGBTQ* homelessness. It's really empowering to know that you can raise money and help change the world one play at a time.

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