Recently I had the honor of participating in a production of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues for V-Day Marietta as part of a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. I was very excited and a little nervous when producer Ursula Kelly reached out to me and asked how my acting chops were. I thought…well, I CAN be dramatic at times, so maybe I could use my drama skills for a greater good. 😉 After all, being part of a dramatic performance should be a piece of cake, right? 😛 Well, maybe I was more worried about which leg I was supposed to break more than anything. LOL
Held at the Good Acting Studio in Marietta, the production featured readings from the Vagina Monologues by women who recount compelling experiences of love, courage, pain, power, awakening, and triumph. Proceeds from the production benefited Girls Inc. of Atlanta, an organization devoted to helping girls realize their potential.
I serve as the host and narrator to this amazing production, and I was so honored to stand alongside a cast of the most incredible women I have ever met. Everyone did an outstanding job and I was so proud to be a part of this ensemble. Throughout our life’s journeys there are some experiences that have a lasting impact on you and I must say that this was definitely one of those events. Thanks to the fabulous Ursula S. Kelly for this incredible opportunity. Thanks also to the fabulous Tanya Tibbs, creator of the V-Bar, for providing samples of her amazing product to cast members and guests. Huge hugs to Michael Mario, the director of V-Day Marietta and owner of Good Acting Studio, for directing this amazing production. And last but certainly not least kisses to the incredible cast, Victoria Scala, Angela Heller, Lakshmi Tayyebi, Alina Lia, Marisa Jordan, Peg Thon, and Michele Hazzard. Bravo ladies!!!!!
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My first experience of VDay was performing in a production by Ursula Kelly and like you, it was a life changing experience! Ursula makes for a wonderful producer, director, advocate and friend!
Thanks to her, I have just had my 5th performance for this awesome cause with one more show coming April 13 in Columbia, SC for the VDay Irmo 2013 campaign.
I enjoyed your write up and photo’s of the performance and only wish I could have seen it in person!
Rock on, Vagina Warriors, all over the world!
Thanks for stopping by! Congrats on your milestone with V-Day and blessings on your upcoming performance. I had such a wonderful time with all of the ladies and I look forward to next years event. Love, Love, LOVE Ursula! She is definitely a Dynamic Diva in every sense of the word…Hey, between you and me, I think she’s secretly taking over the world. 😉
Rock on, Vagina Warriors!!!