Current Location:
Shelf C12 (CS1) -> Box 277
Location Notes:
IDC; Compressed Shelving Unit 1; Section C; Shelf C12; Box 277

Vagina Monologues

GVSU Collection
Artworks - Height: 16.75 in Width: 11 in
Historical Context:
The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written by Eve Ensler which ran at the off-Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at HERE Arts Center in 1996. The show is made up of a varying number of monologues read by a varying number of women (initially, Eve Ensler performed every monologue herself, with subsequent performances featuring three actresses, and more recent versions featuring a different actress for every role). Every monologue somehow relates to the vagina; be it through sex, love, rape, menstruation, mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, the variety of names for the vagina, or simply as a physical aspect of the body. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.