As most people on the campus now know, February 2009 will see a week of events organized around the imperative to eliminate violence against women and girls. Events on the Seminary campus will add our unique voices to those of hundreds of thousands of other women’s voices, through the V-Day movement and organization, calling for and working towards this commonly desired, and urgently needed, peace.
While LPTS will not be the only campus in the Louisville area conducting a registered performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, it will, we think, be the only seminary campus to do so. The performance here will highlight the theological and religious community dimensions both of the problem of violence against women, and of the possibilities for responding to and transforming the world in which that problem thrives.
Students and others have expressed considerable enthusiasm for the project, and are (at last!) about to have opportunities to put that enthusiasm into higher gear. An organizing meeting, screening of the documentary Until the Violence Stops and community potluck will, we eagerly hope, happen in the Women’s Center Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m. [Earlier plans were, like so much else in our area, affected by the windstorm.] Everyone who has an interest in participating in or on the performance of the play, or the events during the preceding week, is invited — indeed, encouraged — to come to the potluck, see the documentary, and find out more about what has been planned so far and what still needs to be planned and executed. There will be plenty of participation opportunities to go around.
Auditions for the LPTS performance of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler will be held in the Women’s Center on the morning of Saturday, November 15. If you desire a role in the monologues, this will be your chance to polish up your reading voice and come prepared to read a portion of the script. Further details will be forthcoming shortly.