The women of A.C.T. to perform ‘The Vagina Monologues’

V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.

A.C.T. San Francisco

A.C.T. San Francisco

The women of American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will perform Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues as part of the national V-Day celebration. All proceeds from the event, which is spearheaded and produced by members of the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program, will go to V-Day 2011 (Spotlight on Women and Girls of Haiti) and La Casa de les Madres women’s shelter in San Francisco.

The cast features A.C.T. Conservatory Director Melissa Smith and A.C.T. associate artist Domenique Lozano, joined by a selection of A.C.T. staff members; current students, recent graduates, and faculty of the A.C.T. Conservatory; and beloved Bay Area actresses.

The cast, which will be divided between the two performances, includes A.C.T. Conservatory Director Melissa Smith, A.C.T. associate artist Domenique Lozano, A.C.T. staff members Beatrice Basso, Dora Daniels, Hilary Davis, and Rebecca Nestle; A.C.T. M.F.A. Program students Shinelle Azoroh, Victoria Barabas, Rebekah Brockman, Stephanie DeMott, Marisa Duchowny, Christina Elmore, Jenna Johnson, Jessica Kitchens, Margaret Rastetter, Courtney Thomas, and Ashley Wickett; A.C.T. M.F.A Program graduates Omozé Idehenre and Emily Kitchens; A.C.T. Conservatory faculty and teachers Cindy Goldfield, Barbara Oliver, Meryl Shaw, Jean Wilcox, and Jill Walmsley Zager; and local actresses Sharon Lockwood and Delia MacDougall.

V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation, and sexual slavery.

Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

The women of A.C.T. (including Master of Fine Arts Program students and faculty, staff members, core acting company members, and actresses from the community) are proud to present The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler. All proceeds will benefit V-Day 2011 (Spotlight on Women and Girls of Haiti) and La Casa de les Madres women’s shelter in San Francisco. Drinks and baked goods will be available for purchase at the performance.

Written by Eve Ensler

Featuring Shinelle Azoroh, Victoria Barabas, Beatrice Basso, Rebekah Brockman, Dora Daniels, Hilary Davis, Stephanie DeMott, Marisa Duchowny, Christina Elmore, Cindy Goldfield, Omozé Idehenre, Jenna Johnson, Emily Kitchens, Jessica Kitchens, Domenique Lozano, Sharon Lockwood, Delia MacDougall, Rebecca Nestle, Barbara Oliver, Margaret Rastetter, Meryl Shaw, Melissa Smith, Courtney Thomas, Jean Wilcox, Ashley Wickett, Jill Walmsley Zager

WHERE:

American Conservatory Theater (Garret Room on the fifth floor)
415 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

WHEN:

Two performances only!
Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. (Bar opens at 5 p.m.)
Monday, February 14, 2011, at 9:30 p.m. (Bar opens at 9 p.m.)

HOW MUCH:

$10 suggested donation

MORE INFO:

www.act-sf.org

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