A MEMORY, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT AND A PRAYER: WRITINGS TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS
Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls
co-edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle
presented by V-Day Wellington 2012
at Meow, Edward St CBD, Wellington
From 28 Apr 2012 to 30 Apr 2012
Reviewed by: John Smythe;
A fundraiser for Wellington Rape Crisis
Co-edited by award-winning The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler, A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer is a collection of personal and powerful monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights.
2012 Spotlight monologue - Eve Ensler – Erin Banks
First Kiss - Mollie Doyle – Isobel MacKinnon
Destruction Artist - Michael Cunningham – Uther Dean
Maurice - Kathy Najimy – Ally Garrett
Banana Beer Bath - Lynn Nottage – Jean Sergent
Untitled - Nicholas D. Kristof – Martin Wood (28th, 30th), Charles Chauvel (29th)
Blueberry Hill - Christine House – Hannah Banks
Respect - Kimberle Crenshaw – Metiria Turei
Looking for the Body Music – Michael Klein – Ricky Dey
Rescue - Mark Matousek – Salesi Le'ota (28th, 29th), Grant Robertson (30th)
Fur Is Back - Eve Ensler – Jan Logie (28th, 30th), Stella Reid</strong> (29th)
In this special V-Day performance, Members of Parliament, Metiria Turei, Jan Logie (28th, 30th), Grant Roberston (30th), and Charles Chauvel (29th) will team up with Wellington actors, Erin Banks, Hannah Banks, Uther Dean, Ricky Dey, Ally Garrett, Isobel MacKinnon, Jean Sergent, Martyn Wood (28th, 30th), Salesi Le'ota (28th, 29th), Stella Reid (29th) to raise awareness about violence towards women and girls, under the direction of Fiona McNamara and Stevie Wildewood. At turns brutal, funny, tragic and profound, these monologues form a collective and defiant voice calling for an end to this global violence.
V-Day is a global activist movement that generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls. It was established by Eve Ensler and a group of women on Valentines Day, 1998. You can find out more about V-Day at: www.vday.org
Proceeds from this V-Day Wellington production will go directly to Wellington Rape Crisis, a local agency providing free information, support and counselling for survivors of rape and sexual abuse, their friends and family and prevention education programmes in the community.
This performance carries a trigger warning for rape and sexual violence.
Meow Café, Edward St, Wellington
Saturday April 28, Sunday April 29 and Monday April 30
Doors open 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm .
Tickets: Adults $20, Concession $15