The play explores consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, genital mutilation, direct and indirect encounters with reproduction, sex work , and several other topics through the eyes of women with various ages, races, sexualities, and other differences. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called the play "probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade. When she left the play, it was recast with three celebrity monologists. The play has been staged internationally, and a television version featuring Ensler was produced by cable TV channel HBO. In , Ensler was awarded the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 65th Tony Awards, which recognizes an individual from the theater community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of humanitarian, social service, or charitable organizations.
‘The Vagina Monologues’ Touch on Sensitive Subjects
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It was a humbling and extremely rewarding experience. There are half a dozen plays that can be used as fundraising vehicles for local violence prevention and education programs, but, as a rule, The Vagina Monologues is to be performed only by women. In , a monologue was introduced to include those who were not born with the physical female anatomy, but who have come to realize their true gender identity. I wanted to share this with you:. You are commenting using your WordPress.
Vagina Monologues playwright: 'It never said a woman is someone with a vagina'
I work in academia in STEM fields, so this is far outside of my wheelhouse so to speak. However, with as much as I had spoken out against cis people playing trans roles, I had to put my money where my mouth was. So I agreed to do a brief audition before the first cast rehearsal.
A group of people march es around the stage. They wear dresses, jeans, leather jackets and colorful lipstick. As they walk, they shout out the different things that they wear on their vaginas. The women interviewed included children, young adults, elderly women and transgender women, from different countries and backgrounds.