1 Billion Rising Events

The Vagina Monologues

United States > Kamuela > 67-1186 Lindsey Rd. PO Box 549 Kamuela, HI 96743 > 2013-02-09 > 07:00 pm

About The Event

We are bringing Eve Ensler's internationally acclaimed The Vagina Monologues back to the Kahilu Theatre for a second time. Last year we had Senator Malama Soloman join director Jane Sibbett (Friends) and a stellar all-island cast to a sellout audience and this year we're doing it again with some old friends and new.

About The Organization

The Kahilu Theatre

Kahilu Theatre is a not-for-profit community arts and education center dedicated to serving our diverse Hawai'i Island community. Each season we fulfill our mission through presenting world-class artists from Hawai'i and beyond, sustaining a youth arts education program, providing performance space for community based productions, and showcasing local visual artists in our two galleries.

About The Organizer

Jane Sibbett

For 30 years Jane has been playing dress up, starring in film, theater, and more than 200 episodes of television Sibbett is best known for playing “Carol” on Friends, Ross’ lesbian ex-wife for a decade, beginning a parallel trajectory of human rights activism, and exploring global healing of all kinds through media. Her marriage on Friends was the first gay marriage on TV and as it was blocked out by several station went on to being the highest rated single episode to that date, now 19+ years ago.
Since moving to Hawaii to try something new, in the last 4 years Sibbett has made 4 documentaries, 3 television pilots and produced scads of live event tours in the US as well as traveling internationally with Braco, a Croatian healer (many liken to John of God) and now with fresh on the healing scene, Mas Sajady. While working with healers may seem out of the box, Sibbett knows that healing can take place in the theater of life everywhere and anytime.
As part of the One Billion Rising global effort to stop violence against women and children, Jane produced and directing Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at the newly revitalized Kahilu Theatre in Kamuela 2.9.13. The cast was comprised of actresses from all over the island including Sibbett herself, with special guests Senator Malama Solomon and Assemblywoman Valerie Poindexter taking the issue of unspoken violence against women on the island head on. TVM was a sell-out critical success and days later Sibbett produced the closing ceremony of the One Billion Rising livestream from Hawaii, reawakening not just Sibbett’s desire for global healing, but fortified her love in the medium most accessible for people locally and internationally to get transformational information and spark powerful change.
Jane is proud to be a member of the Kahilu Theatre Board since producing The Vagina Monologues and is enthusiastic about bringing in fresh eyes and a heart to do all she can to keep the theater vital and transformational in the lives of those who come to be entertained, educated, and inspired.

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