Women of Color Student Association Prepares for Their Production of The Vagina Monologues
March 13, 2018
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The University of Baltimore's Women of Color Student Association is preparing for its upcoming performance of Eve Ensler's groundbreaking play, The Vagina Monologues, scheduled for April 19-20 in UB's Wright Theater.
While the production is a student venture, initiated by WOCSA President Deli Okafor and directed by Samantha Allen, its is being produced by Kimberley Lynne, a lecturer in the Klein Family School of Communications Design and director of Spotlight UB, the University's live-performance series.
Lynne, who directed The Vagina Monologues the last time it was performed at UB in 2009, was eager to help get the play onto the stage of the Wright Theater once again.
"Deli approached me with the idea at the end of class last semester," said Lynne. "I said yes, absolutely. I wasn't sure what was happening with Spotlight UB but I really didn't care. It's important."
In the past, the play was restricted to February performances by Ensler. Recently those rules have changed, allowing performances outside of February to occur.
For WOCSA and Lynne, the April dates were happenstance.
"It was just a timing thing," Lynne says "It's too big a thing to put on in the little time we had in February."
In addition to having to consider the timeline of production, Lynne points out that the timing is right socially for another production of the play.
"More women are running for office than ever before. We have women and people of color at the superhero table now," she says. "It's kind of an amazing time and I'm glad Deli wants to talk about that."
Proceeds from the performance will be donated to a local charity to be selected by WOCSA. Further details about the play will be announced in the coming weeks.
WOCSA will host a general interest meeting on Thursday, March 15 from 3 to 9 p.m. in the Wright Theater. Although the performance roles themselves are limited to women, anyone who is interested in assisting with the production is encouraged to attend.
Learn more about the UB Women of Color Student Association.
Learn more about Spotlight UB.