With Jonathan Demme and Yele Haiti as Honorary Co-Chairs, in honor of Women’s History Month, Dwa Fanm invites you to a performance of “The Vagina Monologues,” by Eve Ensler.
With: Carmen de Lavallade, Edwidge Danticat, Michele Marcelin, Marlie Hall, Nancy Herard, Linda Powell, Jocelyne Gay, Berlotte Israel, Deirdre Kingsbury…
With a Haiti performance, April 3rd, 2007 and a New York City performance March 17th, 8pm at the Brooklyn Museum , these extraordinary plays and performances will benefit Haitian women survivors of violence in Haiti and in the United States .
The Vagina Monologues is an award-winning play written by Eve Ensler which premiered at the off-Broadway Westside Theatre in 1996. The play is a series of monologues performed by women. The stories, ranging from issues of love and sex, menstruation, genital mutilation, rape, birth and, of course, seeking and finding orgasm, are hilarious at some moments, unbelievably sad at others and emotionally exhausting by their end. Perhaps what is most unexpected about the play is that it carries such important messages about the world of women today. This year, two million women and girls will be genitally mutilated, millions of women will remain repressed around the world and 700,000 women will be raped in the United States alone.