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What are V-Day Events?

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES (benefit performance)
Available in February
Performance requests outside of February:
In the US or CA, ENGLISH productions - Dramatists Play Service
In all other countries, for ENGLISH, email tony@vday.org
In all other countries, in native language, email alexia@nyc-mcr.com

The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace, the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than a decade, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public and brought a deeper consciousness to the conversation around ending violence against women and girls.

A MEMORY, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT AND A PRAYER: WRITINGS TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS (benefit performance)
Available in February
A groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels: brutality, neglect, a punch, even a put-down. The volume features such authors and topics as: Edward Albee on S&M; Maya Angelou on women's work; Michael Cunningham on self-mutilation; Dave Eggers on a Sudanese abduction; Edwidge Danticat on a border crossing; Carol Gilligan on a daughter witnessing her mother being hit; Susan Miller on raising a son as a single mother; Sharon Olds on a bra; Patricia Bosworth on her own physically abusive relationship; Jane Fonda on reclaiming our Mojo; and many more. It is available for you to present as a reading, and includes pieces by and for men. We encourage men to register to host readings in conjunction with MenRising events.

There is no V-Spot registration required for the following:

MENRISING
Men Rising is an initiative that grew out of so many men around the world responding to the call to end violence against women and girls – and with the global recognition that violence against women can only be addressed by engaging men as well. Rising events in the last two years involved men and boys on such an unprecedented scale - with men committing to doing everything in their power to be part of the solution. Men organized, gathered, and mobilized other men:

  • to join the struggle to put an end to violence against women and girls
  • to encourage men to stop the abuse and to speak up about the rights of women and girls
  • to treat women with respect, dignity and equality
  • to commit to bringing attention to the rights of women
  • to stand and rise for justice and dignity for all women
  • to rise against all forms of patriarchy
  • to fight for social justice for women and girls
  • One Billion Rising for Justice saw groundbreaking revolutionary initiatives led and organized by men, serving as an inspiration for men around the world to be part of the radical shift in consciousness on how women and girls are treated and seen. This year, Men Rising will continue as a dynamic and essential part of the global call to revolution.

    YOUTHRISING
    As more and more young men engage in activism to end violence against women and girls, our V-Girls campaign has begun to transition to a more inclusive campaign housed within One Billion Rising – YouthRising. Please visit YouthRising to find out more.

    CAMPUSRISING
    V-Day’s legacy on college campuses has contributed to what is now a widespread dialogue about reforming sexual assault policies on college campuses. For 17 years activists have highlighted violence against women and girls, in all its forms, in communities around the world. Now, as part of One Billion Rising, it is time for those at colleges and universities to turn your attention inward and examine and expose campus injustices with our Campus Rising campaign.

    Rise for revolution at YOUR College on or around 14 February 2015, and devote your school year to bringing about tangible change on your campus! Please visit CampusRising to download a toolkit and find out more.

    EMOTIONAL CREATURE (performance)
    Available year-round
    This script is available for a fee through arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

    THE GOOD BODY (performance)
    Available year-round
    This script is available for a fee through arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

    UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS (film screening)
    Available year-round

    The film is available for direct purchase.


    WHAT I WANT MY WORDS TO DO TO YOU (film screening)
    Available year-round
    The film is available for direct purchase.


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    Where do V-Day Events Happen?

    COMMUNITY You are a member of a community theater group, a non-profit organization, a community member and will be presenting your event/s in a community rental space.

    COLLEGE You are a college student, faculty member or are otherwise directly affiliated with a college or university and will be presenting your event/s in a venue on campus. (***IF YOU ARE A COLLEGE GROUP, BUT MUST PERFORM OFF CAMPUS, PLEASE CHOOSE THIS OPTION AND ANSWER RELEVANT QUESTIONS DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS.***)

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    When May I Organize a V-Day Event?

    All V-Day benefit events are required to be hosted within the month of February.

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    How do I Register to Organize a V-Day Event?

    REQUIREMENTS FOR HOSTING YOUR EVENTS

    Failure to adhere to these rules will result in V-Day's rescinding permission for you to present a V-Day event.

    Most Important:

    • Performances should happen in February only.
    • You must register for the rights to host ANY V-Day event.
    • You must work collaboratively with all other V-Day events in your area. We will be putting you in touch with one another!
    • Performances must happen within the month of February.

    Money:

    • Organizers & all supporting teams should NOT be paid. (Union technical staff contracted by venue are the only exceptions.)
    • Charge an admission fee for your production unless given special permission by writing to campaign@vday.org
    • Keep production costs down. Donation goal should be 87 cents of every dollar.

    Beneficiary:

    • You must choose a LOCAL organization working to end violence against women & girls (as outlined in the beneficiary guidelines) NOT a large national or international NGO.
    • Include your beneficiary in your activities, outreach and publicity.

    Organizer requirements:

    • Only 1 organizer is approved for each event.
    • We require an active email address that can be shared publicly.
    • For MMRP Consider a beneficiary that is working with men and boys in ending violence against women and girls.

    Venue:

    • Your venue must coincide with your group affiliation (college, community or high school) unless otherwise approved by the Directors of the Campaigns. (campaign@vday.org)

    Scripts:

    • Use ONLY the 2015 version of the scripts for your event. NO books or previous scripts are authorized.
    • No edits are allowed to monologues or introductions AT ALL.
    • No additions to the scripts are allowed.
    • FOR MMRP ONLY Choose between 5 & 10 monologues, but do not edit the monologues themselves.
    • Do not reproduce any scripts for any purpose other than V-Day events.
    • All V-Day events should not exceed 90 minutes.
    • Maximum of 3 performances. No exceptions.
    • Performances should be done without intermissions.

    Casting:

    • A minimum of 5 people in any performance. No maximum & we encourage you to include as many people as possible. No one should be turned away from participating in your event in some capacity.
    • Strive for diversity of all kinds.
    • FOR MMRP ONLY Include men as performers in the pieces written by men.
    • FOR TVM ONLY No cisgender male actors, but please include & encourage their involvement in other elements of your production. (We suggest using the following guideline to determine who "qualifies" to take part as an actor: People who lead their lives as women are eligible to perform in your production. This includes individuals who were born with a vagina and transgender individuals. Trans men and trans women are welcome. We leave it to your good judgment and your sensitivity to specific situations to make the casting decisions for your individual production. If you would like any help with this issue, please feel free to write to campaign@vday.org.)

    Publicity:

    • You must use your correct event title, as it appears on the top of your V-Spot login, in all publicity.
    • You must adhere to ‘Identity & Social Networking Guidelines’ provided on the V-Spot.
    • Absolutely no excerpt performances of any plays for promotional purposes or otherwise.
    • Your official event name will be: V-Day [your college/city name/youth group] “The Vagina Monologues” or “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer” 2015.
    • No filming of events beyond 3-minute publicity limits outlined in “Publicity” section of the V-Spot.