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The Vagina Monologues

City of West Hollywood and Hollywood NOW Present
The Vagina Monologues
 
Eve Ensler’s Play Sparked V-Day, the Global Activist Movement to
End Violence against Women and Girls
 
Performances will Take Place on
Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16
 
Tickets and Details:
vaginamonologuesweho.eventbrite.com

 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, February 4, 2020 – In commemoration of the 22nd Anniversary of V‐Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, the City of West Hollywood and Hollywood NOW will host a two-day production of The Vagina Monologues.

The Vagina Monologues will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2020 and Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. It will be performed by local grassroots activists and leaders, and will feature original material that spotlights the significant diversity of women’s voices and their stories.

Twenty-two years ago, Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day bringing widespread attention to issues of harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and sex slavery. Every year around the world, The Vagina Monologues is performed by local activists to raise awareness and funds for organizations supporting women. To date, these events have raised more than $100 million for grassroots anti-violence groups and safe houses worldwide.

The cast for this production includes The Honorable Abbe Land, Toni Sawyer, Connor Kelly-Eiding, Deshon Gray, The Honorable Lindsey Horvath, Myra ‘Mikie’ Friedman, Chela Demuir Cartier, Minzi, Zekiah Wright, Kristina Mitchell, Marie Cartier, Gia Ryan, Jackie Steele, Alexis Sanchez, and Melaney Noll Lubey.  The production is directed by Shaina Rosenthal and produced by Karen Eyres and John Erickson. 

As part of the City of West Hollywood’s annual commemoration of V-Day, attendees will be encouraged to add their voices to the global effort to end violence against women via the hashtag #vday. Violence prevention and awareness information will also be available including the City’s Only Yes Means Yes public awareness campaign about sexual assault, which promotes the important message of consent.

This event is endorsed by the City of West Hollywood’s Women’s Advisory Board, Transgender Advisory Board; Pacific Shore NOW; V-Day; and One Billion Rising - Los Angeles.

Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit Hollywood NOW and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. Validated parking will be provided in the adjacent five-story West Hollywood Park structure.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit vaginamonologuesweho.eventbrite.com. For questions, please call (323) 596-7389 or email hollywoodnowchapter@gmail.com.

Immediately following the performance on Sunday, February 16, there will be an afterparty at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel (627 N. La Peer Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069).  All are welcome to attend.  

For additional information, please call the City of West Hollywood’s Event and File Services Division at (323) 848-6307. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.
 
About Hollywood NOW
Hollywood NOW is a membership organization committed to institutionalizing intersectional gender equity. Our work transgresses over social boundaries and walls built to imprint, reinforce and protect implicit stereotype biases that damage all of us. As a progressive, intersectional feminist organization, we advocate for solutions that recognize that individuals face multiple intersecting discriminations/privileges based on race, sex, gender, sexuality, and other statuses. We stand to work to eliminate institutional privilege, discrimination, and bias.
 
For more information, please visit: www.hollywoodnow.org