In honor of V-Day, Hollywood Now (National Organization for Women) is bringing the 4th annual production of The Vagina Monologues to the City of West Hollywood, on February 15 and 16, 2020, starting at 2pm. Tickets are now on sale for what has become an annual live performance at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers, located at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N San Vicente Blvd.
This year’s production is directed by Shaina Rosenthal, with Assistant Director Karen Eyres and Produced by John Erickson. The cast includes (in no particular order): Toni Sawyer, Connor Kelly-Eiding, Deshon Gray, Myra Mikie Friedman, Chela Demuir Cartier, Minzi, Zekiah N. Wright, Kristina Mitchell, Marie Cartier, Lindsey Horvath, Gia Ryan, Jackie Steele, Melaney Noll Lubey, and Abbe Land.
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 and A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, 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.
V-Day is a global movement to end violence against all women and girls. V-Day’s work has evolved over the past three years to include cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender based violence. The rise of misogynist, authoritarian regimes the world over – from the United States to the Philippines, India to Brazil – has recalibrated their work to further escalate the urgency to fight for gender, climate, economic and racial justice.
The event is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, Pacific Shore NOW, V-Day, One Billion Rising – Los Angeles, the City of West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board, and the City of West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board. To sign up to be a co-sponsor, please email [email protected].
Tickets are $15.00. All proceeds benefit Hollywood NOW and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. There will be a silent auction at the event as well.
To purchase tickets, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-vagina-monologues-tickets
Validate parking is provided in the 5-story parking structure located in the same complex as the event.