Emotional Creatures Rising Up In Paris
Following sold-out performances in Johannesburg, the V-Day produced workshop production of Eve Ensler's best-selling new work Emotional Creature has arrived in Paris, with public performances scheduled to start September 14 at Ciné 13 Théâtre. The production, which is being co-produced by V-Day and Paris based MCR Productions, is directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney. Performed in English with French subtitles, the cast will include Neve Faulkner, Sophie Lor, Mégane Mandin, Gaëlle Marie, Karabo Tshikube, and Eno Williams-Uffort. Tickets are now on sale and available at www.cine13-theatre.com.
Emotional Creature, based on the book I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, published by Villard in 2010, is made up of original monologues about and for girls from around the world. Placing their stories squarely center stage, Emotional Creature explores the issues that preoccupy girls worldwide.
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V-Girls Refuser March to Take Place in Johannesburg on October 15
The V-Girls South Africa Refuser March is inspired by the growing V-Girls movement sparked by performances of Emotional Creature at The Market Theatre in Johannesburg. V-Girls activist and march organizer Busi Mkhumbuzi shares, "The Refuser March will serve to mobilize women and purposefully empower them through the usage of art to revitalize the activism within us all. We commemorate women who have transitioned from domestic housewives in the 50's, rebels of the 70's and finally our generation, one which V-Girls believes can put an end to domestic violence, especially in the home."
The march will take place on October 15, and will feature music, poetry, HIV testing stations, and special guest performances by Rosie Motene, Lebo Mashile, and more. Girls will create and wear skirts from recycled materials emblazoned with the word "mine" inspired by the monologue "My Short Skirt." The march will begin at 11:00 AM at the Constitutional Court on Kotze Street, Braamfontein and will continue to Mary Fitz Gerald Park on Miriam Makeba Street, Newtown.
V-Girls invites girls anywhere in the world to join the Refuser March by creating their own recycled short skirts and upload photos to the V-Girls Facebook page. Local V-Girls groups are also encouraged to organize their own V-Girls marches, gatherings, and workshops on October 15 in solidarity with their sisters in South Africa and around the world. Download the free V-Girls Book Club Guide and Academic Curriculum, which includes resources to organize a group and ideas for projects.
Join the Amazing Women Who Have Written In - Share YOUR Story On The V-Report!
On August 26, V-Day launched a new online initiative, The V-Report, calling on women everywhere to share their stories of abuse and to call for an end to the impunity of perpetrators of violence against women. In less then a week, over 50 women from all over the world have contributed their stories, with more coming in every day.
JOIN them, and let DSK's dismissal be your invitation to tell your story.
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BAY AREA VAGINA WARRIORS - Don't Miss EVE AT GRACE!!
JOIN US on Tuesday, September 27th, for one-night only public speaking engagement with Tony Award-winner and V-Day Founder Eve Ensler, hosted by the world renowned Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Eve has chosen San Francisco to deliver her first talk based on her upcoming book entitled CongoCancer, scheduled for release in late 2012. Ticket's are on sale now! Don't miss out!
Tickets are $20, $75, and $150 (Student discount tickets are $15)
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SPECIAL $1000 TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE - These include entry for one to Eve's talk at Grace and to an intimate after gathering with Eve and the presenting committee. Purchase $1000 tickets here >
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