The University of Central Florida is bringing back an award-winning play in support of the movement to end violence against women and girls.
UCF Victim Services will host The Vagina Monologues, a play that is performed and put on entirely by UCF students, Saturday, March 19.
Doors to the Pegasus Ballroom will open at 6:30 p.m., and the show will start at 7 p.m. Free parking will be available in Garage F.
The Vagina Monologues is no stranger to UCF, having been performed here annually for the last decade. This year’s production will have 15 performers, including four men.
“The monologues came from over 200 interviews, from a variety of sources, including an older woman, a rape victim, a woman’s experience of childbirth, a 6-year-old girl and transgender women,” said UCF Victim Advocate Lauren Portal.
“UCF Victim Services wants to get the conversation started,” Portal said. “We want UCF to talk about the often uncomfortable topic of female sexuality and everything that may come along with it.”
Written by Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues is performed in cities worldwide and on hundreds of college campuses. The play is inspired V-Day, a global movement that increases awareness and raises money to end violence against women and girls.
The play is free to attend but donations will be accepted to benefit UCF Victim Services, V-Day and YAYA, a network of people actively working to change the oppressive social, political and economic conditions of farm workers.
Any member of the UCF community who has been impacted by violence or abuse is encouraged to call Victim Service’s 24-hour confidential hotline at 407-823-1200.