V-DAY NORWALK RETURNS FOR GLOBAL EFFORT
TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
V-DAY NORWALK 2013 HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR ‘THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES’
JANUARY 7, 2013 [NORWALK, CT]: V-Day Norwalk 2013 announces auditions for THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES by Eve Ensler from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 and Monday, Jan. 28, at 54 Cove Ave., Norwalk.
Auditioners should come prepared to read an excerpt from The Vagina Monologues and with an expressed interest in being a part of the V-Day campaign, an ongoing global movement working to end violence against women and girls. Copies of individual monologues will be provided. No prior acting experience is necessary for this ALL FEMALE cast. All auditioners are required to be available for Sunday afternoon rehearsals; those who are not won’t be considered. This production is non-union, no pay.
The production will be performed April 5-7, at The Carriage House Arts Center in Norwalk’s Cranbury Park.
Last year, V-Day Norwalk raised a total of $5,838 as part of V-Day. Approximately $5,304 from ticket sales and private donations went to The Domestic Violence Crisis Center, an organization serving the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton and Weston. In addition, $534 was donated to the V-Day Spotlight Campaign, which last year focused on the Women and Girls of Haiti, a national program led by a coalition of women activists that aims to address sexual violence through art, advocacy, safe shelter and legal services.
In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit productions were held around the world raising funds and educating millions of people on the realities of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day campaign has raised over $90 million, in addition to developing international educational, media and PSA campaigns, re-opening shelters, and donating funds to thousands of community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses.
This year, Norwalk will join this global effort for the second time as part of the V‑Day 2013 Community Campaign. All proceeds from the Norwalk performances will go directly toward the efforts of V-Day.
Men are encouraged to be a part of the campaign offstage.
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