On February 13, 2019 at 7pm, V-Day 2019 Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow will present their second production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, a one-night-only benefit at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY. The show will be directed by Gina Lamparella and Nancy Puleo. Proceeds from the event will be shared between Hope’s Door (www.hopesdoorny.org) and My Sisters’ Place (www.mspny.org), Westchester-based organizations that work to end domestic violence.
The Vagina Monologues addresses women’s resiliency, sensuality, and the social stigma surrounding abuse and violence against wom*n. The monologues will be performed by local women along with with some special guests.
Tickets can be purchased at www.tarrytownmusichall.org. There are a variety of pricing tiers, including a VIP ticket, and attendees are invited to gather after the show to mingle with cast, crew, and friends for a dessert reception. Individual and corporate donations are welcomed and can be made through the Hope’s Door website (https://hopesdoorny.org). Please specify that they are for 2019 V-Day production.
“Today’s frightening climate of racism, misogyny, and xenophobia magnifies the need for all communities, especially communities of color, to take a vocal and powerful stand.” says co-producer Ann Neilsen. “Producing The Vagina Monologues is a movement that gives all women in our community and throughout the world a powerful voice by which to educate and empower.”
This year marks the 21st anniversary of The Vagina Monologues, which later gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Since 1998, The Vagina Monologues and other works have been performed across the world by local V-Day activists, raising over $100 million for grassroots anti-violence groups, rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, and safe houses in places like Kenya and Afghanistan. In 2013 V-Day founded One Billion Rising, the largest mass action ever to demand an end to violence against wom*n
Show producers will be guests on Westchester Eye on the Radio on 2/4/2019. Tune into WVOX 1460AM from 3-4pm for a discussion about the show. Also streamed live on the internet at wvox.com