V-DAY 'The Vagina Monologues' 2015
by Eve Ensler
Period: Wed 11 Feb 2015 to Sat 14 Feb 2015
Venue: Premium Sofa Club
Eve Ensler -- Obie Award-winning playwright of The Vagina Monologues and Necessary Targets --initiated V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women. Ensler's performance of The Vagina Monologues was seen on HBO in 2001.
V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.
Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues; A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer; documentary film screenings (What I Want My Words To Do To You), Spotlight Teach-Ins and workshops, to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. Each year, thousands of V-Day benefit events take place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.
Based on interviews with over 200 women about their memories and experiences of sexuality, The Vagina Monologues gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again. It is witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise. "At first women were reluctant to talk," Ensler writes. "They were a little shy. But once they got going, you couldn't stop them."
All proceeds from these performances go to the HK Helpers Campaign, a local charity which promotes the rights of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong.
Ticket Price: $250 (At door) / $200 (Online) - no concessions
***GUEST PRODUCTIONS ARE NOT SCAPA SCANDIA SUPPORTED – BUT FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLE(S)!