‘Vagina Monologues’ performances mark V-Day

Two students singing on stage at a performance of the Vagina Monologues. Photo by Andrew Carpenter.
January 29, 2013

McDaniel College students perform Eve Ensler’s infamous play, “The Vagina Monologues,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-9 on stage in WMC Alumni Hall.

Tickets are $10 and $5 for McDaniel students with a McDaniel College ID. Proceeds benefit Rape Crisis Intervention Services of Carroll County and Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland.

In its 10th year at McDaniel, the performance is in association with national V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls (www.vday.org).

Additionally, a 10th anniversary gala is set for 5-7 p.m. Feb. 9 in McDaniel Lounge. Tickets for the gala are $15 and include a ticket to the performance, as well as light refreshments.

McDaniel’s “The Vagina Monologues” is led by English professor Becky Carpenter and directed by senior Jess Hague of Voorhees, N.J., and junior Whitney Snow Walker of Cumberland, Md.

“This show is about women’s empowerment and takes a real activist point of view that we do not have to sit in silence and feel powerless in the face of these horrible crimes committed against women,” said Carpenter.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 410-857-2290 or e-mail jlh037@mcdaniel.edu.

About V-Day
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of playwright/founder Eve Ensler’s award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” and other artistic works. In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events organized by volunteer activists in the U.S. took place around the world educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $90 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, reopened shelters, and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. Over 300 million people have seen a V-Day benefit event in their community. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgments including Worth Magazine’s “100 Best Charities,” Marie Claire Magazine’s Top Ten Charities, one of the Top-Rated organizations on Philanthropedia/Guidestar and Great Nonprofits.

About “The Vagina Monologues”
The award-winning play 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.