TAMIU Presents Ensler’s ‘Monologues’ Feb. 11-13
Posted: 02/04/2010

TAMIU’s Delta Psi Alpha Presents
Ensler’s ‘Monologues’ Feb. 11-13

v-day logoEve Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues,” returns to Texas A&M International University Thursday, Feb. 11 – Saturday, Feb. 13 in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre.

The shows will be presented in English Thursday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. and in Spanish Friday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at the TAMIU Book Store for $8 and at Image Shots in Mall del Norte. General admission will be $10 at the door and $8 for anyone with a TAMIU or Laredo Community College ID.
TAMIU’s co-ed fraternity Delta Psi Alpha is sponsoring the show.

“The Vagina Monologues” is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women.

“It’s part of the V-Day College Campaign that invites people in high schools or youth groups, colleges and in communities around the world to present benefit productions of select artistic works. The purpose of these events is to raise awareness about violence against women and girls as well as raise money for local beneficiaries working to end violence,” explained Jaime Ayala, fraternity advisor.

Proceeds will benefit the Laredo SCAN Inc.’s Sexual Assault Services and Information (SASI).
“Audiences, men and women from the community, can expect a series of monologues performed on stage in a play-like environment. Each monologue tells a story based on the 200 women Ensler interviewed. Some monologues tell a story of sexual abuse and mayhem and others celebrate female sexuality and the ability to be free and express their femininity,” Ayala said.

The all-female cast consists of 10-year-old girls to women over 40. TAMIU student Gustavo Gómez is directing the Spanish show and Paul Chávez, last seen playing Charlie Brown in “Dog See God,” is directing the English shows.

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

For further information on "The Vagina Monologues" or V-Day, please visit vday.org

For more information, contact Ayala at 326.2704 or jaime.ayala@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Student Center 233.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu