Group to put on version of Vagina Monologues
robin kuniski/for metro calgary
In 1,500 locations in 120 countries and in 45 different languages, audiences around the world will be watching the 10th annual Vagina Monologues tonight.
Here in Calgary, 23 local women, supported with live musicians and dancers, will perform their interpretation of the groundbreaking Eve Ensler production, which focuses on the female genitalia.
Producer and director of the local production Marsha Ellen Meidow told Metro all the proceeds from tickets sales will go towards ending violence against women.
"As long as there is one woman left in an abusive situation we will continue to produce the Vagina Monologues," Meidow said.
The money will go to the YWCA’s Safe Haven program which helps females aged 15 to 18 who are prostitutes or living a high risk lifestyle.
"The show re-invents itself every year; it is never the same twice. While they are the same monologues each interpretation is unique," Meidow said.
Marking the 10th anniversary, this year’s show will feature Aboriginal drummers and dancers and a bass guitar. And men are more than welcome according to Meidow.