Current Location:
Allendale Campus
Ronald F. VanSteeland Living Center -> Ronald F. VanSteeland Living Center
-> 1st Floor (VanSteeland)
Location Notes:
VanSteeland; Hall straight back from enterance

Vagina Monologues

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.4.9
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 16 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.