February is V-Day again and the vaginas are back! NEAT will be performing again this February as part of the V-Day campaign.
Last year we gave you The Vagina Monologues. This year we are performing A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer: Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls, a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle for V-Day. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels: brutality, neglect, a punch, even a put-down. The writings are inspired, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and beautiful. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of how violence against women affects every one of us.
Authors include Alice Walker on how to stop violence against women, Maya Angelou on women’s work, Michael Cunnigham on self-mutilation, Kathy Najimy on rape, Susan Miller on raising a son as a single mother, Carol Gilligan with a child’s perspective on domestic abuse, and Kimberle Crenshaw on respect.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright and Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. All profits go to local charity organizations working to stop violence against women. NEAT’s production will again benefit Frauenberatung Fetz and Frauen helfen Frauen.
Featuring: Claire Deromelaere, Sylvia Owens, Nadia Duran, Tonia Hernandez, Jadi Campbell, Sarah Ziener, Sara Conway, Sonja Brenner, Marina Eisentraut, Karin Heinrich, Holly DeWolf, Elena Gallego, Ahmed Zaki, Andrew Carey-Yard