This February marks the 15th anniversary of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. On February 18th and 19th, 2013, at 7pm, a V-Day benefit production of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues will be directed by Andrea Bertola at the HERE Arts Center in New York City, where The Vagina Monologues was first produced in 1996. Proceeds from this production will benefit viBe Theater Experience an organization that produces original, free theater, music and videos about real-life issues written and performed by teen girls.
Mark Your Calendars!
Auditions will take place on Sunday, Jan. 6th, 2013
5pm – 10pm at HERE Arts Center (Dorothy B. Williams Theatre is downstairs)
145 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave) – Manhattan
(enter on Dominick Street one block south of Spring)
ABOUT THE AUDITION:
Auditions will take place on Sunday, Jan. 6th, 2013 from 5pm – 10pm at HERE Arts Center: 145 Avenue of the Americas – Manhattan. (Enter on Dominik Street. The Dorothy B. Williams Theatre is downstairs). Please plan to stay for the entire duration of the audition. Have fun, explore the script, be empowered and meet cool women willing to take a risk! Looking for a diverse group of women. (All ages, ethnicities, and types are requested).
Rehearsals will begin in early January and the performances will be on February 18th and 19th, 2013, at 7pm. Note: February 18th is President’s Day. Final dress rehearsals will take place during President’s Day weekend. When you register to audition you’ll have the option to select one of two TimeGroups, each with a different amount of rehearsal time availability. All cast members will be expected to attend all evening dress/tech rehearsals during the week of Feb 11- Feb 17th as well as a final dress rehearsal from 10am – 5pm on President’s Day (Monday Feb 18th). If your time limitations don’t match our needs, we will find an alternative way for you to be involved in the production.
TimeGroup 1: The Tribe/Ensemble. The ensemble rehearses as a group on Sundays for approximately 6 hours at a time. (As well as all dress rehearsals, as stated above). Note: These performers will be on stage the entire time. They will be in 4 to 5 group scenes such as the opening, closing “My Angry Vagina”, “A Six-Year-Old Girl was Asked” and “The Wear and Say List”. These performers will also be assigned small solo pieces: introductions for the monologues. The tribe brings life and color to the show, they are fun numbers and a great way to bond with other women. This is a good choice if you are looking for an experience sharing the stage while working closely with a small group of women.
TimeGroup 2: The Monologues. These actors rehearse one-on-one with the director once a week for approx. 1.5 hours at a time. (As well as all dress rehearsals, as stated above). These performers will be assigned one monologue piece. The monologues are the heart and soul of the show. You will be challenged to test your limits in evoking truthful emotions for a dynamic performance. This is a good choice if you are looking to perform a solo piece and/or have limited availability for large group rehearsals. Some monologue performers will be allowed to read from note cards. Click here to read a breakdown of the monologues
Andrea Bertola directed a sold-out production of The Vagina Monologues in 2011. Learn more, read cast testimonials or view pictures. To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns visit http://www.vday.org