As the semester starts to wind down, Stockton University and the Office of Service Learning presents the Vagina Monologues for another year. This year the auditions were held on Friday, March twenty-third. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 25th at 7:30 PM in the Campus Center Theater.
Over the past few years, other facilities on campus have helped create Vagina Monologues for that year, such as the Wellness Center and the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. The Vagina Monologue was first created by Eve Ensler. Ensler created it to show the struggles that modern face across the globe. As stated in the media release from 2016, “Each monologue deals with an aspect of the feminine experience, touching on matters such as sex, love, rape menstruation and female genital mutilation. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.”
The money raised from this event is donated to an organization that supports women and has been donated to The Women’s Center and RAINN. At the moment it is unknown where the money will be donated to but it will most likely be The Women’s Center. Tickets can be bought at the Campus Center Information Desk and the price will be five dollars for students, ten dollars for faculty and staff, and twelve dollars for community guests. If anyone has any questions they can call the Office of Service Learning at (609) 652-4256.