Vagina Monologues Benefitting Act Like A Grrl At City Winery

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Founded in 2005 by Vali Forrister, Act Like a GRRRL is an annual four-week autobiographical writing program for girls aged 12-18 offering the space and support for young women to gain a public voice, work with professional female mentors in a variety of creative fields, and foster friendships with peers from diverse backgrounds. Rooted in the exercise of writing to articulate one's personal experiences and beliefs, the program is augmented by guest artist workshops in performance, dance, and multicultural studies and ends in a performance by the GRRRLs themselves.

Actors Bridge Producing Artistic Director Vali Forrister directs a cast that includes Anastasia Brown, Sunny Spyridon, Tracy Gershon, Sharon Dixon Gentry, Layne Sasser, Bridget Berger, Kim Bretton, CJ Tucker, Tamiko Robinson Steele, Rebekah Durham, Nailah Ajamu, Aisling Fenelon, Gabrielle Saliba, Sejal Mehta, Rebecca Spindler, Whitney Daane and Stephanie Pruitt with special guests Mayor Megan Barry and the GRRRLS of Act Like a GRRRL.
About The Vagina Monologues
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone,The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”
Winner of the Obie Award

“If Ms. Ensler is the messiah heralding the second wave of feminism, and a lot of people think she is, it is partly because she’s a brilliant comedian…The audience…was overwhelmingly adoring.”
– The New York Times

“The most exhilarating part is, no kidding, her extremely virtuosic way with a series of orgasmic moans…Ensler, a writer-performer with a good-natured but seriously evangelical mission about this body part, must be enjoying her success in getting the word out on such a legendarily unmentionable, mythologized and misunderstood fact of life…”
– NY Newsday

“Ensler breaks taboos by talking, talking and talking some more—stripping fear and shame from what she celebrates here. It makes for quite a party. Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry…The Vagina Monologues confront words to demystify and disarm them. In so doing, Ensler disarms the audience too.”
– Associated Press

“Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving…Written with a bluntness that is nevertheless intensely lyrical, it is both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction.”
– Variety
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