Check out this guest blog post I wrote for Tell Them!, a local organization that works to protect and improve reproductive health and rights in South Carolina. The post covers the importance of the passage of a renewed and extended VAWA–and where we must go from here.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES 2013 AUDITIONS
When: Fri., Jan. 18 and Sat. Jan. 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (just plan to come for an hour), or by appointment
Where: Wardlaw 126 (USC, at the corner of Sumter and College St.)
Who: All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome, regardless of age, major, and/or background. Although no experience is necessary and you need not prepare anything, sources say that having a vagina (and/or identifying in some way as a “woman” or “female”) will definitely work in your favor.
Questions or appointments? E-mail co-directors Leia K. Cain and/or Alexis Stratton at vmonologuesusc [at] gmail.com.
About the Production
The award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace, the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For almost two decades, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.
Rehearsals for USC’s production are scheduled for T/Th from 8-10 p.m., with dress rehearsal on the night of Wed., Feb. 13.
Friday, Feb. 15 @ 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16 @ 8 p.m.
Sun, Feb. 17 @ 8 p.m.
Our beneficiary this year will be Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (www.stsm.org/)
Vagina Monologues is showing this weekend, Friday through Sunday at 8:00 p.m. in USC’s Law School Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for the general public, with all proceeds going to the Women’s Shelter of Columbia. Hope y’all can join in and support V-Day’s mission to end violence against women!