Pegasus

The Vagina Monologues

  • The cast poses wildly for the camera
    The cast poses wildly for the camera
    Cassandra Keenan
  • The cast smile as they sit on stage
    The cast smile as they sit on stage
    Cassandra Keenan
  • Four Students stand in front of the mics, re-enacting what some of the monologues looked like
    Four Students stand in front of the mics, re-enacting what some of the monologues looked like
    Cassandra Keenan
  • A view of the Stage before the performance
    A view of the Stage before the performance
    Cassandra Keenan
February 09, 2018
The Vagina Monologues was performed by Washington College students on three different dates--February 9th, 10th, and the 14th--on behalf of the Office of Intercultural Affairs.

The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written by Eve Ensler. Over the years, hundreds of performances have occurred across the country, which have raised donations to help end violence against women.

The performance at Washington College collected donations for the House of Ruth, which supports victims of domestic violence. The monologues performed covered issues around genital mutilation, pubic shaving, rape culture, birth, and the female orgasm.

Unlike other performances put on by the college, the members of the cast only practiced together four times before opening night. The reason for this is because the students were not supposed to memorize the monologues before performing, as they’re telling someone else’s story. Students therefore read partially from memory and off of red covered scripts.

The performers wore outfits in shades of red, black, and pink, and were involved in a multitude of monologues. Some performers picked up the mic as they walked around the stage, captivating audiences with the stories. At the end of the performance, two male performers did a bonus monologue called ‘The Man Prayer.’


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