Genre: Other
Written by Eve Ensler, Directed by Rose Ginsberg with Justine Lambert

V-Day New York City 2011and Looking Glass Theatre’s artistic community are proud to again join the global effort to raise funds and awareness for local organizations that work to stop violence against women and girls by presenting a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues.

Last year more than 5,400 V-Day benefits were held around the world raising over $4 million and increasing awareness towards ending violence against women. Proceeds from V-Day NYC 2011 ticket sales will benefit Women In Need, Inc. (WIN), which provides housing, help and hope to New York City women and their families who are homeless and disadvantaged.  In addition to benefiting this local group, ten percent of proceeds will go to this year’s V-Day international spotlight theme, THE WOMEN AND GIRLS OF HAITI.

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 Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.  Ms. 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 honor of V-Day’s ten year anniversary.

A diverse cast of performers from the Looking Glass community – past, present, future, staff, interns, directors and more - will perform the monologues, as directed by veteran director Rose Ginsberg with Looking Glass Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director Justine Lambert.

Featuring: Shannon Altner, Lauren Benson, Jenn Boehm, Meaghan Connaire, Katie Dickinson, Ariel Francoeur, Christine Grenier, Missy Hernandez, Alexandra Hiotakis, Amanda Marino, Madeline Reed, JessAnn Smith, Lucy Spain, Ashley Spivak, Jadelynn Stahl, Melissa Sussman*, Hannah Vaughn, Mary Beth Walsh and Jenn Womack.

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Looking Glass Theatre’s mission is to theatrically and truthfully reflect a female vision on the stage while creating a community of artistic freedom.For up-to-date performance information visit Looking Glass Theatre at www.lookingglasstheatrenyc.com or V-Day at www.vday.org.

LOCAL SPONSORS: Looking Glass Theatre, Premier Martial Arts, www.CASTINGSnCLASSES.com, Kashkaval, Two Little Red Hens, figandgruyere.blogspot.com and Magnolia Bakery.

About the Company: Looking Glass Theatre

Reflecting Life on the Stage with Truth and Theatricality While Exploring a Female Vision and Creating a Community of Artistic Freedom

Our goal is to create a community of artistic freedom: freedom from the pressure to be commercial, freedom from gender expectations and freedom from judgment. We believe this is the way to bring our audience aesthetic bliss. Supporting inspiration without expectations gets creative juices flowing. This pure creative energy then creates the purest entertainment.

Open:   02/18/11
Close:   02/19/11

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