On March 9th and March 10th, at 8 p.m., V-Day Swift Current will present a two night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at The Lyric Theatre.
Last year over 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world raising funds and awareness towards ending violence against women. These highly successful events raised over $5 million through performance of Eve Ensler’s award-‐winning play, The Vagina Monologues, readings from V-‐Day’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer and Any One Of Us: Words From Prison and screenings of V-Day’s documentary Until The Violence Stops. Swift Current has joined this global movement as part of the V-Day 2012 Community Campaign.
For the second time the Swift Current Cast and Crew of Women’s Lives Theatre will present a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues at The Lyric Theatre on March 9th and March 10th at 8 p.m. on behalf of the V-‐Day 2012 Campaign. The local cast and crew including: Nancy Anderson, Christine Ciona, Virginia Cox, Susan Fulop, Kimberly Furey, Danelle Hussey, Phyllis Nakonechny, Jan Nerada, Stacie Noble-Wiebe, Kendra Price, Becky Stevenson and Rachel Wormsbecher.
What are The Vagina Monologues?
Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ensler, dives into the mystery, humour, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world - from Zagreb to Santa Barbara, from London to Seattle, from Jerusalem to Oklahoma City. Villard Books/Random House first published The Vagina Monologues, which includes a foreword by Gloria Steinem, in February 1998. A special edition was released in hard cover and paperback in February 2008 in honour of V-Day’s 10 year anniversary.
The Vagina Monologues will be performed at The Lyric Theatre (227 Central Ave. N.). Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $18 and may be purchased at Pharmasave. Proceeds raised in this production will support our local Southwest Crisis Services.
V-Day 2012 Swift Current is sponsored by KalTire.
What is V-Day?
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. 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.
In 2011, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took 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.
In Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, V-Day commits ongoing support to build movements and anti-violence networks. V-Day was instrumental in the founding of Karama, a program working in Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon that works to build upon and strengthen efforts to end violence against women by bringing together local women's organizations and other civil society groups in collaboration, analysis and advocacy at national, regional and international levels.
The V-Day movement is growing at a rapid pace throughout the world, in 140 countries from Europe to Asia, Africa and the Caribbean and all of North America. V-Day, a non-profit corporation, distributes funds to grassroots, national and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. In 2001, V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine's "100 Best Charities," in 2006 one of Marie Claire Magazine's Top Ten Charities, and in 2010 was named as one of the Top-Rated organizations on GreatNonprofits. In 11 years, the V-Day movement has raised over $85 million.
The 'V' in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.
To learn more about V-Day Swift Current contact Christine Ciona (Director) 774-6478 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org.
A V-Day Campaign is a catalyst for mobilizing women and men to heighten awareness about violence against women and girls. By creating this global community, V-Day strives to empower women to find their collective voices and demand an end to the violence that affects one in three women in the U.S. and around the world.