Valentine’s Day and V-Day are both celebrations of women—one with hearts and flowers, the other with words and wisdom.
The two have become synonymous since 1988 when playwright Eve Ensler debuted a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues, which won an Obie Award for raising awareness to end violence against women.
V-Day returns to campus on Valentine’s weekend when The Vagina Monologues return—delving into the mystery, pain, humor, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement of women’s experiences. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Feb. 13-15, in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union.
RIT’s production of The Vagina Monologues features readings by faculty, staff and students, and is part of the national campaign to end sexual assault against women.
Tickets—$5 for students, $10 for everyone else—are available by calling RIT’s game room at 475-2239. The play is produced by RIT’s Women’s Center, with co-sponsorship from several other campus organizations, and will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and English.
All proceeds go to support RIT’s CARES (Campus Advocacy, Response and Support Program), a comprehensive program for victims of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.