Vagina! - The Life and Thoughts of Zach
Feb. 25th, 2005
10:22 pm - Vagina!
I just saw (I'm running sound for the show but haven't been otherwise involved in the production until tonight so I didn't know what to expect until I saw it) a local production of Vagina Monologues that KICKED ASS.
I show the show several years ago at the Virginia Theater done by professionals in the "traditional" style. Three women in formal black on stools giving their monologues. It was good and cool and moving and I was teary and inspired and all those things that everyone is after they see this play. But it was NOTHING compared to the all volunteer production that I saw tonight.
This production had a cast of at least 20 people, all in wildly different and unique outfits, doing the monologues in groups as acts. Like 2-5 of them would come out on the stage at a time and alternate voices. Some of them were solo. They'd actually use the whole stage, walking around and generally ACTING. And they were all AMAZING. The night was busting at the seems with creativity and expression and talent and raw intense emotion.
Plus they have DELICIOUS raspberry vulva cookies.
I can't wait to see it again tomorrow.
EDIT: This was part of v-day which is an annual tradition of having vagina monologues performances in February for anti-violence charity.