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Eve Ensler's "The Treatment" Opens In NYC

8/16/2006

1. EVE ENSLER'S NEWEST PLAY THE TREATMENT PREMIERES AT THE CULTURE PROJECT. SPECIAL TICKET OFFER FOR V-MAIL SUBSCRIBERS

See Eve Ensler's edgy new political drama, The Treatment for only $25 during previews and only $40 thereafter.

Starring Dylan McDermott and Portia and directed by Leigh Silverman, The Treatment is a searing account of torture and accountability that follows a traumatized soldier who seeks redemption from a military psychiatrist.

The Treatment is one of the exciting features of IMPACT, the Culture Project's first ever citywide festival of human rights, social justice, and political action. The festival, which will include theater, music, dance, comedy, visual arts, film, and debate, will take place at venues across New York City from September 11th - October 22nd. The Treatment begins preview performances on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 8:00PM. Please check www.cultureproject.org for a performance schedule.

For Tickets: Go online to www.ticketmaster.com and use code JMANIA.

Call Ticketmaster at 212-307-4100 and use code JMANIA.

Bring a printout of this offer to the box office at 45 Bleecker Street. Check www.cultureproject.org for hours.

2. V-DAY LUSAKA BRINGS THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES TO ZAMBIA FOR THE FIRST TIME

On June 2 and 3, V-Day Lusaka Organizer Sampa Kangwa-Wilkie staged the first V-Day production of The Vagina Monologues ever to reach a Zambian audience. The production, which raised over $4,700 for local groups working to end violence against women and girls, received unprecedented support from the media and the community. Billboards, radio stations, newspapers and television stations freely and for the first time used the word vagina in promoting the benefit production. Women and men attended in numbers, selling old out both nights in advance sales, unheard of in Zambian theatre. The audience, including men, women, students as well as known members of parliament and prominent individuals within the community, participated in a post show discussion, bringing to light issues of Violence Against Women that have gone unspoken for generations. You can read audience response here: http://www.vday.org/contents/vday/press/media/0608031

3. UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS: NYC CONCLUDES VICTORIOUSLY

From June 12-27, UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS: NYC took over New York City and issued a call to action to all New Yorkers, and to the world: Demand an end to violence against women and girls and become an active participant in ending it. We are proud to share the following preliminary results with you:

  • 4 Sold out Marquee events reaching over 4,250 people,
  • 2,000 runners at Prospect Park running to demand an end to violence,
  • 50 actresses and over 100 writers contributing their genius, time and talent
  • 70 community events produced by local community groups reaching thousands of people
  • 1 Press Conference with Mayor Bloomberg,
  • More than 70 people attended the V-Day Men's Workshop at Columbia University,
  • 2,000 messaging posters on buses and subways in all five boroughs for over a month,
  • $1.1 million raised to elevate the issue of violence against women and girls and to support efforts to end it. Beneficiaries include the ACLU, Brooklyn Family Justice Center, NYCLU, Women In Prison Project, and Women's Prison Association,
  • Millions of media impressions

This fall we will issue a comprehensive report on the entire festival. This report will include final numbers, in depth information on local events and, thanks to the continued support of the Rockefeller Foundation, an evaluation summary on the impact of the festival.

V-Day supporters helped launch a new model within V-Day. This festival will be replicated in cities in the United States, as well as in other countries. Please visit www.vday.org regularly for news and updates.

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