The Women’s Resource Agency invites you to apply for director of this year’s production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues!
“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.”
The student run performance will be March 21st-23rd. This year we are collaborating with Services for Students with Disabilities and the Students with Disabilities Agency to have a simultaneous performance in American Sign Language. We also plan to have a panel before the show discussing issues of diversity in the performance.
Please answer the questions below in as much space as you feel is needed, and attach as a word document in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline is Friday, November 9th. Interview notification will be given over the weekend and follow up interviews will be held on Monday, November 12th.
- Have you ever seen a production of TVM? What is your opinion of the show?
- Why are you applying to direct TVM?
- What experience do you have in theater/directing/social work/activism and how do you think it lends itself to TVM?
- What ideas, if any, do you have to change TVM from the way it has been in the past? How do you plan to include a larger demographic?
- How big would you want your cast to be? Are you okay working with an AD/Tech Director/Producers and are you okay doing some behind the scenes work? (We need to be on the same page about what it means to take care of the cast, to meet sometimes to discuss their opinions about things and the role of the director in fostering discussion)
- What do you think is the primary message of V-Day and The Vagina Monologues?
- What do you think is the most important issue facing women on campus?
- Do you have any conflicts with the performance dates?
- How do you plan to build community with your cast?
- This year we will have some of the monologues in American Sign Language. How do you plan to work with the ASL director to incorporate this element of the performance? Do you know ASL?