The V-Day Melbourne 2009 benefit production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues was performed on February 21 at 8 pm at the National Theatre in St Kilda.
Ensler’s award-winning play is based on more than 200 interviews with women of all ages, ethnicities and sexual orientations about their experiences with sexuality. This play has been has been performed globally to end violence against women through changing lives, laws, political perspectives and individual hearts and minds.
The Vagina Monologues has become part of a global response to the escalating reports of domestic violence, rape, child abuse, and sexual assault. Since its inception, V-Day has raised over $50 million for local communities and generated increased media coverage on these issues.
V-Day 2009 Spotlight Campaign focused on the women of The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Despite the war being over, these women and girls have come to accept their fate of women in conflict zones: high levels of hostility; torture; rape; and the public structures that fail to protect them from this gender-based violence.
Our Performance of The Vagina Monologues featured Anne Phelan, renowned Australian actress currently playing in “Guys and Dolls” (Prisoner and SeaChange), George McEncroe, from MIX 101FM’s “Two Women and a Metro”, Rock Cabaret star Geraldine Quinn, and “D-Cupperty’s” Louise Steel, all of which are supported