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UNLV Vagina Monologues Directors Hope to Break Silence about Global Violence


The Vagina Monologues is a performance piece based on interviews playwright Eve Ensler conducted with hundreds of women about their sexuality and their uniquely female experiences – the good, the bad and, in some cases, the hilarious.  The purpose of the piece is to give people a unique glimpse into the lives of women and girls, to raise awareness about violent acts committed against them daily and encourage activism "Until the Violence Stops."

Almost two decades after Ensler wrote her first draft, groups of women across the world present The Vagina Monologues every year. One such performance is happening at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Saturday, February 28th, at 7PM at UNLV's Ham Concert Hall.

Carmella Gadsen and Kathleen "Kat" Marquez are co-directors of the production.  They join us to talk about the show, its message, feminism and activism. 

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