Women invited to audition for Vagina Monologues

PULLMAN–All women are invited to audition for the 2007 Washington State University benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues” on Monday, Nov. 6 and Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 6:45 p.m. in the Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) room 418.

“The auditions are open to all females and they don’t need any theatrical experience,” said Catherine Bergley, last year’s campus organizer and current production team member. “It is a great way to participate, give back to the community and provide money for women and girls who are victims of violence.”

Women of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to try out for a spot on “The Vagina Monologues” cast. Participants don’t need to prepare for auditions and no experience is necessary; just show up to be a part of a production that is certain to make an impression on the lives of many students.

“Being involved with ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is a great way to meet people, have fun and support an important cause in the community,” said Katie Evermann Druffel, WSU campus organizer.

Women who make it through the first round of auditions will be asked back on Nov. 13 and 14, when the final selection will be made. Actresses on the cast of “The Vagina Monologues” need to commit about two hours of their time each week for rehearsals.

“The Vagina Monologues” is a part of V-Day, a world-wide campaign to end violence against women. Last year, the show brought in over $8,000 for groups working to prevent violence both locally and nationally.

Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” is based on her interviews with more than 200 women about love, sex and life. The results are humorous, sad and empowering combinations of monologues given by diverse women.

Performances in 2007 are scheduled for Feb. 23, 24 and 25.  Last year all three shows sold out.

For more information about auditions or the show, contact Katie Evermann Druffel at vdaywsu@wsu.edu or visit www.hws.wsu.edu.