Now accepting director applications! Deadline to apply is October 31st!
Being one of the two Directors of the UNHSHARPP production of The Vagina Monologues is an amazing experience.
• It comes with its challenges but it offers so many enriching rewards.
• It is a leadership experience like no other.
• It is an ability to showcase your creative talents.
• It is an important awareness tool to give voice to women's issues and YOU get to be a part of that.
• You get to direct that.
Before you fill out your application there are several items to keep in mind.
- There are two Co-Directors of The Vagina Monologues. SHARPP will be choosing both and the expectation is that the co-directors will share the
responsibilities of the production.
- This year’s Vagina Monologues is Friday 02/24/2017 and Saturday, 02/25/2017. You must be available for both these dates.
- The time commitment is big, you must be able to host multiple rehearsal dates for your cast/crew. The production takes place a month after the end of Winter Break and that leaves about four weeks for rehearsals to happen within. The reason there are co-directors is to help share the job responsibilities, this is especially true around availability for rehearsals.
- Organizational skills are key to get the production planned before show time.
- There are creative restrictions in place that are part of the licensing agreement between SHARPP and Eve Ensler, the founder of The Vagina Monologues. You must obey those restrictions.
- You are in charge of casting, rehearsals, supervising your cast and crew, creative theme, set design and other duties. SHARPP handles all the marketing, production funds, room rental, sound equipment and ticket sales.
- Deadline to apply October 31, 2016
Don’t let the requirements scare you off. SHARPP has never had a Director that regretted taking on this opportunity. A theater background or acting experience is not required. There have been directors that have had theater experience and those that have had none. All of our past directors are proud developers of exquisite productions of The Vagina Monologues. Will you be the next?
The Vagina Monologues at UNH | February 24 & 25, 2017 | 7pm
The Vagina Monologues dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.
Performed and directed by UNH students. MUB Strafford Room
Presented by the UNH Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)
Proceeds benefit UNH SHARPP and the V-Day Spotlight Campaign
V-Day, UNH “The Vagina Monologues” of the past
Where it all began
Hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” Eve Ensler’s, Vagina Monologues, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.
The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than twelve years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public. Once a year, in February, March, and April, Eve allows groupsaround the world to produce a performance of the play and use the proceeds for local programs that work to end violence against women and girls.
V-Day is born
On Valentines Day, 1998, Eve, with a group of women in New York City, established V-Day. Set up as a 501(c)(3) and originally staffed by volunteers, the organization's seed money came from a star-studded, sold out benefit performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, a show that raised $250,000 in a single evening. V-Day's mission is simple. It demands that violence against women and girls must end.
Today, V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.
One Billion Rising
In conjunction with the 15th anniversary, V-Day launched its most ambitious campaign to date - ONE BILLION RISING. The concept of the campaign is simple. If you take into account the statistic that 1 out of 3 women will experience violence in her lifetime, you are left with the staggering statistic that over 1 billion women on this planet will be impacted by violence. On V-Day's 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.