Friday, February 26, 2010

"V" is for...

A local production of "The Vagina Monologues" was staged Sunday, February 14 by V-Day Dayton 2010 at Therapy Cafe in downtown Dayton. The event is a global movement to end violence against women and girls and raise funds and awareness through benefit productions of playwright/founder Eve Ensler's award-winning play. The event raised over $1400, 10% of which will go to V-Day 2010 Spotlight cause which is preventing violence against women in the Congo, and the rest will go to Artemis Center, the domestic violence resource agency in Dayton.

Above, Yellow Springs resident Corrine Bayraktaroglu performs as director Rani Deighe Crowe looks on.

Marva Williams performs "My Angry Vagina". Left to right are director Rani Deighe Crowe, Annie Branning, Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Ginger Hubbs, Erica Woods, Phyllis Turner, and Jennifer Lockwood.

Director Rani Deighe Crowe holds a candle as Erica Woods performs the monologue, "The Memory of Her Face." Behind them are actresses Marva Williams, Christina Fern, and Adrienne Chesire.

Former Yellow Springs resident Phyllis Turner performs the monologue, "I Was There In the Room," as Rani Deighe Crowe looks on.

Dayton area actresses Marva Williams, Christina Fern, Adrienne Chesire, Rani Deighe Crowe and Annie Branning laugh at "The Vagina Workshop" monologue performed by Corrine Bayraktaroglu.

Pictured (left to right) are Sarah Caplan, director Rani Deighe Crowe, and Annie Branning.

Yellow Springs resident Adrienne Chesire performs as director Rani Deighe Crowe and Annie Branning wait their turn at the mic.

Dayton area actresses Christina Fern, Erica Woods, and Ginger Hubbs

photos by Susan Gartner -- February 14, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- February 16, 2010