V-Day and One Billion Rising Activists – we have lots of news to share. Please take a moment and read these updates.
With V-love & gratitude,
Tony & the V-Day/OBR team
Say It, Stage It! V-Day Benefit Performances Have Been Extended Through March!
The V-Day campaigns are running at full tilt as revolutionary V20 celebration is in the air. With almost 650 locations signed up at colleges and communities across the globe, there will be close to 2,000 performances of The Vagina Monologues and A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer this V-Season. Benefit performances are happening in all sorts of venues, from correctional facilities to churches to restaurants. Registrations are coming in each day!
In honor of V-Day’s 20th anniversary we are keeping registration open and allowing performances to be done throughout March. If you have been thinking about producing an event, NOW is the time, here is your chance. Please register at https://vspot.vday.org.
Say It, Stage It, READ IT! The Vagina Monologues V20 Edition
Author/playwright Eve Ensler will donate 100% her royalties from the sale of the 20th Anniversary edition of The Vagina Monologues to V-Day. This new V20 edition of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES (Ballantine Trade Paperback) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the play that changed the way women think about their bodies.
Full of new content, it features a foreword by Jacqueline Woodson, an afterword by One Billion Rising Director Monique Wilson, a new introduction by Eve, six never-before-published Spotlight monologues, and a chapter on V-Day by Executive Director Susan Celia Swan and Senior Programs Director Purva Panday Cullman.
Selling books at your event?
Many of you have asked about selling books at your event. We are happy for you to have vendors at your event. Did you know that you can ask your local bookstore to come & sell copies of this new edition of The Vagina Monologues? Reach out and ask, in many cases they will send someone over to do the sales on sight. If you aren’t able to arrange for a bookstore to sell, you can also order copies through the customer service line (1-800-733-3000) and tell them it’s for an event. Event orders over $300 (18 books) receive a discount of 40%.
Potential Addition to your Event: “My Revolution Lives in This Body” Short Film
In commemoration of V20, the twentieth anniversary of V-Day and “The Vagina Monologues”, V-Day and One Billion Rising are proud to present “My Revolution Lives In This Body”, a short film (4:48) written by Eve Ensler, performed by Rosario Dawson (V-Day Board Member) and directed and edited by filmmaker Deborah Anderson. The film was produced by OBR Global Director Monique Wilson and Susan Celia Swan.
20 years ago the V-Day movement came into being when people everywhere dared to say the word vagina out loud, to speak their truth and own their sexuality. “My Revolution Lives In This Body” is a call to women and men around the world to awaken their visions, dreams, desires, to be emboldened, to demand them. The film through Eve’s words and Rosario’s brilliant vocal performance set to imagery and footage of women from around the world – is a call to revolution and a reminder of how our bodies are intricately connected to the world at large. The future of the planet, in essence, depends on each of us.
Feel free to show this video as one of your spotlight choices in your performance.
Read the full post at vday.org/myrevblog