Next month, The Vagina Monologues is set to be performed at Nova 535 in St. Pete by V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.
If you've never experienced The Vagina Monologues, you're in for a treat, and a not so rude awakening.
The episodic play covers stories of women from different walks of life talking about, drumroll please, their vaginas or their experiences with vaginas—from a six-year-old girl to a vagina workshop participant to a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter to a Bosnian survivor of rape. It is time to get down to business, and all you have to do is watch and listen.
According to the website, V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery. The organization is donating all proceeds to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic Women’s Residence.
The show is going down on Friday, March 6 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite for $25. If you need time to wind down from the play before going home, or you just want to keep the good vibes flowing, you can head to the Raise the Vibration afterparty from 9:30 p.m.-midnight. These tickets can also be purchased on a sliding scale through Eventbrite. For $10 donation you'll be dubbed a "Vagina Supporter," $15 for "Extra Action," and $20 to be a "Vagina Connoisseur." Labels don't matter, but are fun to say and the donation is for a great cause.
The afterparty festivities include live performances by stand up comics like Natasha Samreny and Brandi Joy, poetry by Michelle Lisan, as well as performances by burlesque acts, drag queens, belly dancers, and fire performers.
What better way to honor Women's History Month than celebrating the vagina and talented women?
For any questions or if you need more information on the event or V-Day's organization, email [email protected]
Nova 535 is located at 535 Dr. M.L.K. Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg.