The play explores consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, genital mutilation, direct and indirect encounters with reproduction, sex workand several other topics through the eyes of women with various ages, races, sexualities, and other differences. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called the play "probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade. When she left the play, it was recast with three celebrity monologists.
Ina play called The Vagina Monologueswritten by playwright and activist Eve Enslerbroke ground, offering to the world a piece of art like nothing it had seen before. Based on over interviews Ensler conducted with women, the play addressed women's sexuality and the social stigma surrounding rape and abuse, creating a new conversation about and with women. It is based on real women's stories so it allows women who hear the stories to know that they are not alone in their own experience.
A night of theater can be much more than getting dressed up to watch a Rodgers and Hammerstein revival for the umpteenth time. Theater can be a voice for change. It can be a call to action.
One woman shared traumatic childhood sexual experiences that she felt were ameliorated by an adolescent liaison with an older woman, and Ms Ensler shared an account of the birth of her granddaughter. The performance was clearly designed to provoke—riffing on the c-word and revelling in the discomfort generated by such a frank discussion—but it was also designed to amuse and move. After each performance, they would come up to Ms Ensler to share their stories of sexual abuse at the hands of strangers, boyfriends, husbands, fathers, and the feelings of shame and isolation that trailed that abuse.
Ina play called The Vagina Monologueswritten by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, broke ground, offering to the world a piece of art like nothing it had seen before. Based on dozens of interviews Ensler conducted with women, the play addressed women's sexuality and the social stigma surrounding rape and abuse, creating a new conversation about and with women. After every performance, Ensler found women waiting to share their own stories of survival, leading her to see that The Vagina Monologues could be more than a moving work of art on violence; she divined that the performances could be a mechanism for moving people to act to end violence.
Sign in. See the list. A very "talented" actor and guitar teacher tries his luck in some movie and theater auditions with a self-contained monologue that he wrote. The play is called "Pussy".
There is so much darkness and secrecy surrounding them, like the Bermuda Triangle. A benefit performance raising funds for the charity Shine. Ina play called The Vagina Monologues written by playwright and activist Eve Ensler shattered taboos, offering the world a piece of art like nothing it had seen before, creating new conversations about and with women.