In an effort to shine light on current social issues, the West Virginia University School of Theatre & Dance and Title IX Office have teamed up for Valentine’s Day presentations of “The Vagina Monologues.”
Showings will be held at 12 p.m. in the Gluck Theatre at the Mountainlair and 7 p.m. in Bloch Hall at the Creative Arts Center.
Based on interviews conducted by Eve Ensler, the play dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.
“ This play addresses critical issues of gender equality, violence against women, female body, sexuality and other international concerns,” said Radhica Ganapathy, assistant professor of theatre. “Its performance on V-Day has become an anthem, of sorts, for women and men who continue to raise awareness about these topics.”
The shows are free and donations are being accepted at the performance to benefit the WVU Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training program.
“We hope that the audience enjoys the performance and walks away with the knowledge that women’s rights are human rights,” Ganapathy said.
To find out what resources are available at WVU call 304.293.5600 or visit TitleIX.wvu.edu. To file a complaint, contact Title IX Coordinator, James Goins, Jr. at James.Goins@mail.wvu.edu or to speak to a confidential resources contact The Carruth Center at 304.293.4431. To become a WVU Peer Advocate, contact Mariana Matthews at 304.906.9930.