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From the director, Krista Amico: "After working on The Vagina Monologues for three years, I began to discover that, although Eve Ensler’s fight for women was very successful, the issues faced by today's women now differ from those at time The Vagina Monologues was composed. Written in the 1980’s and primarily focusing on middle-aged women, The Vagina Monologues has made its rounds. It’s time forthe younger generation to speak up about current issues; not just women on women's issues, but people on gender issues. Times have changed. Women have come a long way in the fight for equality. But progress has not fully erased issues of sexism and gender bias. Changing times bring changing problems. It’s time to discuss those problems. It’s time to whip out the “no-no-not-at-the-dinner-table” conversations. The F Word is about redefining current women's issues within our college community, about giving everyone a chance to speak out. The purpose of the show is to open up a dialogue about these often unspoken concerns, as well as bring to light the many different programs provided to offer aid for such problems. Just like Eve Ensler, we want to reclaim a word. This time, the word is 'feminist.' We want to hear what you have to say. So spread the word. The F-Word."
We are looking for any and all commentary pertaining to modern women's issues. If you have something to say on the subject, please tell us, be it an inspiring, life-changing, or downright hilarious story. All perspectives are wanted and welcome: male, female, transgender, straight, bi, and every color of the rainbow. What issues are still relevant today? What is feminism now? What does feminism mean to you? Using these anonymous submissions, our creative team can gather a broader understanding of the outlooks on current women's issues within our university. The stories that you share with us will be used to create a devised play, called The F Word as a reference to the taboo surrounding the word 'feminism.' The show's goal is to reflect contemporary women's issues that occur every day on our campus and in our lives. We want to give the community a voice.
Drop off your stories in the locked boxes located on the first floor of Colbourn Hall 118 or catch up in front of the Student Union on Wednesday with NOW. This is a safe place in which to express yourself freely. There is no need to censor. Your stories will be kept completely anonymous. The locked boxes are picked up every day and your stories go straight to the stage manager and director, after which they will be placed into a submissions file.
If you would rather email your submission, you can directly email the director: firstname.lastname@example.org
THERE WILL ALSO BE ACTING AUDITIONS! CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS!