Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, & A Prayer

V-Day UofT& The Hart House Social Justice Committee present a benefit production of

A Memory,
A Monologue,
A Rant, &
A Prayer

Edited by Eve Ensler & Mollie Doyle

February 4 & 5

Hart House Debates Room

A groundbreaking collection of writings and monologues by world-renowned figures, commissioned by V-Day for the first Until The Violence Stops festival which took place in June 2006 in New York City.

The collection, edited by playwright Eve Ensler, brings the issue of violence against women and girls to the forefront of our consciousness.

These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of brutality, neglect, exploitation, or "just a little put-down".

The writings are inspired, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and gorgeous. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of this issue's effect on every one of us.

Whereas its predecessor, The Vagina Monologues, was a collection of stories about womanhood, A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, & A Prayer is an unabashed and disturbingly beautiful look at violence against women and a shout out to the world to demand an end to it.

Featuring pieces from Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Howard Zinn, Mollie Doyle, Nicholas D. Kristof, and more.

$16.95 ($15 + $1.95 HST)
general admission

All proceeds from the production will go to The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre, the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and the White Ribbon Campaign. In addition, 10% of the money raised will go to the 2011 V-Day Spotlight Campaign on Haiti’s Women and Girls.

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