Who thought them up? Why the scary paper dress that scratches your tits and crunches when you lie down soyou feel like a wad of paper someone threw away. Why the rubber gloves? Why the flashlightall up there like Nancy Drew working against gravity, why the steel stirrups, the mean cold ducklips they shove inside you? It gets defendedweeks in advance. Then you get there.
Joy was so excited to be kicking off our spring set of shows this season! Even more to be doing so with The Vagina Monologues especially since it was also taking place during Women's History Month. Having performed in the show before it had a special place in Joy's heart. She was truly honored to work with each of these amazing women and watch them bring each story to life. Due to the casting we were going to omit one of the monologues, but we decided it was too important.
The play explores consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences, body image, genital mutilation, direct and indirect encounters with reproduction, vaginal care, menstrual periods, sex work , and 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.