A few months ago, I was having lunch with a friend of mine, and she had a proposition for me. At the time, she had been unemployed for a few months, and really wanted to use the time wisely. There were certain things that she’d always wanted to do, but couldn’t for lack of time (being chained to a desk in an office and all that). One of those things was to put on a production of The Vagina Monologues. She asked me to help, and without really knowing how I would be helping (I’ve never “produced” anything that didn’t involve fabric and a sewing machine), I said yes.
I had seen the Vagina Monologues many years before, and I’ve always thought the goals of the V-Day Organization are critical and beyond reproach: to end violence against women and girls. Of all the important issues and worthy charities out there, the ones that focus on improving the mental and physical health of women and girls have always been closest to my heart. It was really a no-brainer for me.
So, we’re doing it. We and the friends we’ve recruited so far are collectively calling ourselves “The Firm,” and this production of The Vagina Monologues might be just the beginning of the creative projects that we decide to tackle! I am writing about this here because I would really, really love it if everyone who read this got involved in some way. Audition for the show, volunteer to help plan or on the day of the performance, become a sponsor, and of course, buy tickets to see the show! Here’s all the details:
Auditions: Saturday, January 30, Cleveland Park Public Library (second floor), 2:00pm.
Ticket sales: Three different ticket packages available here. VIP ticket holders will receive a gift bag including limited edition, handmade Holland Cox goodies!
Beneficiary: Proceeds from our production of The Vagina Monologues benefit Washington DC’s House of Ruth.
The Performance: Friday, March 5 at Theater J at the DCJCC in Dupont Circle. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm.
If you can’t attend our production, I really encourage you to attend a production in your local community, or otherwise support the work of the V-Day Organization.