The Vagina Monologues

Character: N/A

Created by: Eve Ensler

Directed by: Joe Mantello

Written by: Eve Ensler

Produced by: Araca Group, Nina Essman, Dan Markley, Willa Shalit, Mike Skipper, David Stone

Cast Members: Eve Ensler, Mary Alice, Jayne Atkinson, Becky Ann Baker, Joy Behar

Production Dates: October 3, 1999

The Vagina Monologues is made up of a varying number of monologues read by a varying number of women (initially, Eve Ensler performed every monologue herself, with subsequent performances featuring three actresses, and more recent versions featuring a different actress for every role). Each of the monologues deals with an aspect of the feminine experience, touching on matters such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, the various common names for the vagina, or simply as a physical aspect of the body. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.

Script developed by Never Enough Design