Performances of The Vagina Monologues


Performances of The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues is performed annually to bring attention to V-Day in thousands of cities and colleges worldwide. The performances generally benefit rape crisis centers and similar resource centers for women.

United States

Actresses who have performed the play include:
*Alanis Morissette
*Ali Larter
*Amira Eskander
*Amy Irving
*Ana Gasteyer
*Andrea Martin
*Angelica Torn
*Annabella Sciorra
*Anne E. DeChant
*Annie Potts
*Audra McDonald
*Becky Ann Baker
*Brett Butler
*Brooke Shields
*Calista Flockhart
*Calpernia Addams
*Carol Kane
*Carolee Carmello
*Cassie Casiano
*Cate Blanchett
*Cindy Williams
*Claire Danes
*Cynthia Garrett
*Cynthia Nixon
*Diahann Carroll
*Diana Alvarez
*Diana Bracho
*Didi Conn
*Erica Jong
*Erin Slimak
*Francelle S. Dorn
*Gillian Anderson
*Gina Gershon
*Glenn Close
*Gloria Reuben
*Goldie Hawn
*Hayley Mills
*Hazelle Goodman
*Holland Taylor
*Idina Menzel
*Jane Fonda
*Janelle Buchanan
*Jennifer Beals
*Jenifer Lewis
*Jessica Walter
*Joie Lee
*Joy Behar
*Joyce Dewitt
*Judith Ivey
*Judy Gold
*Julia Stiles
*Julianna Margulies
*Julie Halston
*Julie Kavner
*Karen Kuykendall
*Kate Winslet
*Katherine Helmond
*Kathleen Chalfant
*Kathy Najimy
*Kellie Martin
*Kim Coles
*Kristi Lee
*Lainie Kazan
*Laura Kelly
*Lauren Hollis
*Lauren Lane
*Lauren Velez
*Lily Tomlin
*Linda Ellerbee
*Lisa Gay Hamilton
*Lisa Kron
*Lisa Leguillou
*Lois Smith
*Loretta Swit
*Lucy Lawless
*Lynn Whitfield
*Marisa Tomei
*Marla Gibbs
*Marlo Thomas
*Marsha Mason
*Mary Alice
*Mary McDonnell
*Mary Testa
*Megan Goble
*Melanie Brown
*Melanie Griffith
*Melissa Joan Hart
*Mercedes Ruehl
*Meryl Streep
*Michele Shay
*Michelle Rodriguez
*Mo Gaffney
*Nell Carter
*Patricia Kalember
*Peggy Lipton
*Phylicia Rashad
*Polly Bergen
*Queen Latifah
*Regina Taylor
*Ricki Lake
*Rita Moreno
*Robin Givens
*Roma Maffia
*Rosa Blasi
*Rosario Dawson
*Rosie Perez
*Rue McClanahan
*Ruthie Henshall
*Salma Hayek
*Sanaa Lathan
*Sandra Oh
*Sena Quist
*Shirley Knight
*Susan Sarandon
*Swoosie Kurtz
*Teri Garr
*Teri Hatcher
*Tonya Pinkins
*Tovah Feldshuh
*Veanne Cox
*Viola Davis
*Whoopi Goldberg
*Winona Ryder

Canada

Actresses:
*Jann Arden
*Thea Andrews
*Melissa Auf der Maur
*Starla Benford
*Lauren Collins
*Shirley Douglas
*Jennifer Hollett
*Sass Jordan
*Sherri Parker Lee
*Rachel McAdams
*Carole Pope
*Gloria Reuben
*Sarika Sehgal
*Tara Slone [http://www.torontoist.com/archives/2007/03/_in_1996_this_t.php]
*Amanda Tapping [http://www.torontoist.com/archives/2007/03/_in_1996_this_t.php]
*Mary Walsh
*Cindy Williams [http://www.mississauga.com/mi/arts/story/3889715p-4498509c.html]
*Joyce Dewitt [http://www.mississauga.com/mi/arts/story/3889715p-4498509c.html] Note:A production in Ottawa in 2006 included Senators Lillian Dyck and Nancy Ruth in the cast.

Performances in other countries

"The Vagina Monologues" has been performed in 76 countries. [ [http://www.vday.org/contents/action/organize/tvm Vday.org] ] Some details below:

Albania

*Directed by Altin Basha, The Vagina Monologues has been playing in Albania since 2002.First time performance appeared on stage at "House Of Arts" (Tirana) on February 14, 2002. Actresses:
*Eriona Kakeli
*Olta Daku
*Nigda Dako

Argentina

Actresses
*Alicia Bruzzo
*Andrea Pietra
*Araceli González
*Betiana Blum
*Catherine Fulop
*Emilia Mazer
*Fabiana Rey
*Florencia Peña
*Gabriela Toscano
*Graciela Dufau
*Karina Mazzocco
*María Fiorentino
*María Leal
*Mercedes Morán
*Pinky
*Silvina Chediek
*Susú Pecoraro
*Valeria Lynch

Brazil

Actresses
*Betina Viany
*Bia Nunnes
*Cissa Guimarães
*Cláudia Rodrigues
*Fafy Siqueira
*Lúcia Veríssimo
*Mara Manzan
*Tânia Alves
*Totia Meireles
*Vera Setta (the producer in Brazil and the mother of actress Morena Baccarin)
*Zezé Polessa

Colombia

Director:
Fanny Mikey

Actresses:
*Vicky Hernández
*Fabiana Medina
*Marcela Gallego
*Victoria Góngora
*Ana María Kamper
*Marcela Carvajal
*Diana Angel

Ecuador

Actresses:
*Martha Ormaza
*Elena Torres
*Juana Guarderas

Egypt

The first production of the monologues in Egypt was staged in 2004 by students of the American University of Cairo. The day after the staging it was condemned by Suzanne Mubarak, First Lady and President of the Egyptian National Women Committee.

France

Actresses:
*Anna Prucnal
*Christine Boisson, Andrea Ferréol (200o)
*Astrid Veillon, Sara Giraudeau, Isabelle Aubret (2005-6)

Hong Kong

The play was originally called "VV Story" (VV物語), but changed to "Vagina Monologues" (陰道獨白)in the re-run. It was performed in the City Hall from 4 July to 11 July 2007.

The actresses who performed in Hong Kong are:
*Crystal Kwok
*Koon-Lan Law
*Perry Jiao
*Margaret Chung
* [http://www.perrychiu.com Official website]

Germany

Stuttgart (Martina Wrobel): [ [http://www.theatertexte.de/data/s._fischer_verlag/747743/show theatertexte.de] ]

Berlin (Adriana Altaras): Hannelore Elsner, Katja Riemann, Ulrike Folkerts, Esther Schweins, Iris Berben, Sonja Kirchberger.

Trier (Fiona Lorenz): [ [http://www.frauennotruf-trier.de denmark website] ]

Hungary

Note:It has been playing in Hungary since 2002 by two different troupes, one in the capital, Budapest in the "Thalia Theatre", and the other troupe travelling the country.

Thalia Theatre

Producer:
*Szurdi AndrásDirector:
*Bozsik YvetteActresses:
*Fullajtár Andrea, Létay Dóra, Zarnóczay Gizi, Tóth Anita, Gryllus Dorka, Udvaros DorottyaOn the road company

Director:
*Moravetz LeventeActresses:
*Xantus Barbara, Dévényi Ildikó, Nyertes Zsuzsa

India

The Vagina Monologues has been playing in India since 2003 and is produced by Poor-box productions. It has been given an Indian twist with a story about an elderly Parsi woman and a young Maharashtrian woman.

A production featuring Jane Fonda and Marissa Tomei was banned in the South-Indian city of Chennai in 2004. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3501034.stm was banned in the South-Indian city] ] The play may have been translated into Hindi and performed in January 2007. [ [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2007584.cms Vagina Monologues now in Hindi!-Bombay Times-Cities-The Times of India ] ]

Actresses:
*Dolly Thakore, Avantika Akerkar, Jayati Bhatia, Sonali Sachdev, Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal
*Mallika Sherawat performed at the 100th show on May 29 2005 at 9pm.] [ [http://in.rediff.com/movies/2005/may/30mallika.htm rediff.com] ]
*Jane Fonda and Marisa Tomei performed with the troupe around International Women's day in 2004 and toured Mumbai and Delhi

Indonesia

The Vagina Monologues was translated into Indonesian by Gracia D. Adiningsih and was adapted by Jajang C. Noer and Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, who is also an MP in Indonesia.

The Monologue was performed for the first time in Indonesia on March 8, 2002 in Jakarta, as part of the Women's Day celebration. It was staged at the Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta Cultural Center. Some performers had doubts about the performance because the theme might be considered taboo and sensitive by some people in that country.

The performance was repeated in Yogyakarta on March 31-April 1 2004 and at the Cultural Center of Bengkulu, Sumatra on August 19, 2004. Actresses"The Vagina Monologues" was performed by Indonesian actresses such as Sarah Azhari, Niniek L. Karim, Devi Permatasari, Cindy Fatika, Enno Lerian, Rima Melati, Jajang C. Noer, Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, Ratna Riantiarno, Ria Irawan, Wulan Guritno, Rachel Maryam, Cornelia Agatha, etc.

Israel

The Vagina Monologues were performed in English in Jerusalem, Israel by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion as a benefit for The Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center as part of V-Day events at least since 2005. It was performed in Russian in 2006.

Japan

Actresses:
*Shungicu Uchida
*Naoko Nozawa
*Chizuru Azuma

Kenya

Actresses:
*Mumbi Kaigwa brought The Vagina Monologues to Kenya where it opened on the 23rd of March 2003 for the first time in Africa.
*Lorna Irungu

Macedonia

It is performed by Bitola Theater since April 2007.Actresses:
*Ilina Corevska
*Mence Bojadzieva
*Julijana Stojanovska
*Elena Mose

Mexico

The Vagina Monologues opened in Mexico on October 19, 2000, and on May 2008 celebrated its 4,800th performance. It is the only theatrical event which constantly presents 12 performances a week in Mexico City, on top of the touring versions reaching almost a hundred towns in the country. Its five venues in the capital have been: Nuevo Teatro Sala Chopin; Teatro Gran Meliá; Teatro del Hotel NH; Centro Cultural San Ángel; and Nuevo Teatro del Hotel NH. The producers are OCESA Teatro and Morris Gilbert, and has been translated into Spanish by Susana Moscatel and Erick Merino.

Director:
Abby Epstein

Actresses:
*Sofía Álvarez
*Lilia Aragón
*Nuria Bages
*Rosángela Balbó
*Rocío Banquells
*Alejandra Barros
*Pilar Boliver
*Diana Bracho
*Laura Cortés
*Marintia Escobedo
*Laura Flores
*Mónica Garza
*Ana Karina Guevara
*Andrea Legarreta
*Irma Lozano
*Laura Luz
*Joanydka Mariel
*Anabel Ochoa
*Beatríz Martínez
*Irene Moreno
*Dominika Paleta
*Ludwika Paleta
*Dalílah Polanco
*Jana Raluy
*Patricia Reyes Spíndola
*Adriana Roel
*Stephanie Salas
*Irasema Terrazas
*Yolanda Ventura Note:Since it opened, over 60 women: actors, communicators, singers, sexologists, journalists, dancers, political and social activists have performed in the Mexican production.

Nigeria

Director:
Ifeoma Fafunwa

Actresses:
*Bukky Ajayi
*Iyabo Amoke
*Teni Aofiyebi
*Rita Dominic
*Erelu Dosumu
*Zara Dosumu
*Ireti Doyle
*Marie Ekpere
*Kate Henshaw-Nutall
*Omono Imobhio
*Joke Silva

Portugal

Guida Maria:

Actresses:
*Guida Maria

Russia

Director:

Actresses:
*Vera Voronkova
*Anna Galinova
*Ekaterina Konisevich

cotland

*Carol Smillie
*Karen Dunbar
*Sally Lindsay
*Nikki Sanderson

outh Korea

Date: March, 2007
It was held on March, 2007 with volunteers from abroad and domestic. It was named as 'The Vagina Monologues 2007'(V-Day Seoul). The performance, especially, honored the women of The House of Sharing (a home for former comfort women) as Vagina Warriors by putting on a monologue, 'Say It'. And V-Day Spotlight 2007 addresses Women in Conflict Zones because was exponentially increases the crimes of violence against women and girls.It has planned to perform again in 2008 by V-Day Seoul Team.

Language: Korean & English (Subtitle was submitted)

Actresses:
*Introduction - Jyoung-Ah, Andrea, Katherine

*Hair - Sun-Young

*Wear and Say - Karla, Shauna, Laurie

*The Flood - Meryl

*The Vagina Workshop - Jin-Hyung

*Because He Liked to Look At It - Katherine

*I Was 12. My Mother Slapped Me - Seh-Eun, Yukyung, Jin-Sun, Jin-Hyung

*Not-So-Happy Fact - Shauna

*Say It, For the Comfort Women - Andrea

*My Angry Vagina - Ama

*My Vagina Was My Village - Yukyung

*The Little Coochi Snorcher That Could - Jyoung-Ah

*Smell - Andrea, So-Maria

*My Short Skirt - Juhyun

*Reclaiming Cunt - Angela

*A six-year-old girl was asked - Seh-Eun, Yukyung

*The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy - Laura

*I Was There In the Room - Sun-Young

*2007 Spotlight Monologue - Jin-Sun

Date: Sept.- Nov., 2006

Language: Korean

Director:
*Ji Na YIActress:
*Jang Yeong Nam

outh Africa

The production cited here was a College Campaign production and was run by the students of the University of KwaZulu Natal, Howard College, Durban in April 2006. Funded by AK Print, Afriscan, Badge It!, Ish Ramkissoon Surveys and aided by the university's department of Drama & Performance Studies, the production focused on reaching students via 'South African-ising' the play and locating the monologues in a South African socio-cultural and political context. AS the play is located in an American context, the actresses felt that the text should be tweaked so as to show a bit more of an African vibe. For this purpose, the director was accepting of the fact that a lot of the actresses added in South African references such as events, words in isiZulu and commentary on current affairs in South Africa. Male students from the university were eager to help and they did help in terms of administration, lighting, sound, advertising as well as merchandise and ticket sales. The show was sold out for all performance nights and the proceeds went to the Advice Desk for the Abused in Durban. The university hopes to make the play an annual event.

Director:
Nikita Ramkissoon

Actresses:
*Tarryn-Lee Stevenson
*Maggie Brown
*Illasha Ramaloo
*Erin Evashevski
*Lwazi Tshabalala
*Zanele Thobela
*Kerensa Naiker
*Lauren Johnson
*Nothando Mtshali
*Raeesa Abdul-Karrim
*Karen Peters
*Lauren Metzer
*Eva Jackson
*Nikita Ramkissoon
*Ongezwa Mbele
*Samantha Govender

Venezuela

Director:Héctor Manrique

Producer:Carolina Rincón

Actresses:
*Caridad Canelón
*Fabiola Colmenáres
*Elba Escobar
*Beatriz Valdés
*Tania Sarabia
*Gledys Ibarra
*Carlota Sosa
*Eva Moreno

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