Vagina Warriors Invade the Sydney Opera House
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Several female celebrities, including the Sydney Lord Mayor, will perform in a one-night only performance of Eve Ensler's award winning play, The Vagina Monologues, at the Opera House, to combat domestic abuse and violence against women.
(PRWEB) January 16, 2005 -- Celebrities from all over Australia have pledged to help stop domestic abuse and violence against women by acting in a one off performance of The Vagina Monologues. The cast is set to include Imogen Bailey, Bec Cartwright, Bianca Dye, Mia Freedman, Corrine Grant, Chloe Maxwell, Gabby Millgate, and Clover Moore. The performance is to be directed by Danielle Lauren.
V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, announced today that this one-night-only performance of The Vagina Monologues shall be performed in the world-famous Sydney Opera House. This intimate performance is limited to only 300 people.
The Vagina Monologues, a critically heralded and award winning play by American playwright, Eve Ensler, redefined the way we look at the word, "Vagina". It is based on interviews conducted by Ensler with women, about the most private part of their anatomy.
When asked why she was performing in The Vagina Monologues, Gabby Millgate answered, "Because I failed the Puppetry of the Penis auditions". On a more serious note though, Millgate did comment that, "along with women from all walks of life, from all over the world, I am declaring that domestic abuse is not acceptable.
"I am affirming that there has been an error in our perception that nothing can be done, that nothing can change that this is the way it was, is now and ever shall be".
Sydney joins cities throughout the world in celebration of V-Day. Through V-Day campaigns, money and awareness shall be raised for local organisations that deal with domestic abuse and violence against women.
V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. It is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.
The Vagina Monologues will be performed on 16 February, 2005 in the Studio, at the Sydney Opera House. All proceeds from the performance are to be distributed amongst three charities: JewishCare (domestic branch), NSW Rape Crisis Centre and V-Day head office who have pledged to distribute all money received to women in Iraq.
Tickets for The Vagina Monologues are between $80 and $120. They can be purchased through the Opera House Box Office either at http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/sections/whats_on/boxoffice/ or by calling (02) 9250 7777 from January 19, 2005. For further information, please visit http://www.vdaysydney.com
V-Day, 2005: Sydney