Texas Tech Hosts 11th Annual 'The Vagina Monologues'

The goal of the play is to help end shaming and violence toward women and vaginas.

Vagina Monologues

The Texas Tech University Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) will host the 11th annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” at 4:45 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 15) and at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 17) in the Escondido Theater of the Student Union Building.

“The Vagina Monologues,” written by activist and playwright Eve Ensler, includes true stories based off interviews Ensler conducted with a variety of women. After debuting the play in 1994, people everywhere resonated with the story and reached out to share their struggles with Ensler.

In response to this feedback, Ensler established “V-Day” in 1998 to help end shaming and violence toward women and girls everywhere. On “V-Day,” groups put on their own production of the monologues and donate any profits to local, nonprofit women’s interest groups.

Tickets are $5 and are available in 123 Doak or at the door prior to the performances. All proceeds will benefit Lubbock Women’s Protective Services. A resource fair will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 17) prior to the show.

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Women's & Gender Studies

Women's & Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men.

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