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The Vagina monologues are coming back

it is Hidden, in the underground, it is cold. You want to understand the sample of the piece "the Vagina monologues" as a metaphor, you could say: Ha, there you see! Women and what have you to tell, to disappear, to remain invisible and unheard.

It is a Saturday morning in February, twelve women Rieden are in trainer pants and thick socks in a basement room in the vicinity of Albis. "You can get the mode, you have the word cunt, too," says the Director responsible for one of the Actresses – almost all of them are lay people. She says: Stay strong, indignant with you. It's just the terms that are commonly used for the Vagina, the women say, call kneeling, standing, whisper to you lying. Pussycat, Powder Box, Fuck Cave, Fützli. So strung together, it sounds like derb and glorified in equal measure – because it is coarse and transfigured. In this ambivalence, it is reminiscent of the obscure psychoanalytic Madonna-whore theory: Every woman is a Saint, and each was also a sinner.

The performers practicing for the theater piece "The Vagina monologues, 2019", based on Interviews with 200 women. The New York-based author and playwright Eve Ensler wrote, in 1996, the first draft of the piece. The monologues have been translated into over 48 languages and in more than 140 countries listed, in two weeks now in the Red factory. The talks act of Menstruation, female sexuality, sexual violence, birth. Of Women's Affairs. Women's Affairs?

donations to the counseling center

"I was asked by a man if he could watch the performance too," says Roberta Spano. "You have no Vagina, to look to our pieces." Spano, Born in 1989, has brought with Justine Burkhalter, 1988, the classic to Zurich. This means that The fellow historians, who otherwise have "nothing to do with the Theater" to stage the piece. They have hired two young women to the Director, a graphic designer, a photographer, casting the actors inside and found someone to take care of the site.

to do All the work for free and out of Conviction, make an important contribution. To talk, about things apply, the shame are fraught, awkward, as gruusig. The message should be: We make the mouth. "The monthly bleeding – a lot of men don't even know exactly how the menstrual expire," says Burkhalter.

"The issues raised are still relevant", the two Initiators. "The Theater creates an insight into the realities for Women." And it gives the women a stage. Now you should be able to talk.

"We were Worried about our Vaginas," say the Actresses in the cellar room. Unaffected, and touching.

Behind the piece, the international organization V-Day, the the right. V-Day makes various requirements that must hold, who wants to bring the piece to performance: It must take place in the month of February – because of the proximity to V-Day, Vagina Day umgedeuteten Valentine's day. On stage, no men. The proceeds will be donated in Zurich, you go to the women's counselling Sexual violence. Neither the piece nor its title should be changed.

"on the one Hand, the requirements meant certain difficulties for us," says Spano. The title of "the Vagina monologues," was not in accordance with more time, you should say "Vulva". And the title could also act as a deterrent? On the other hand: "So a woman-an older generation feels." Those feminists, who have read the book at the time, and the term "Vagina monologues". As the 73-year-old woman, plays the If you have the book for over twenty years on the shelf.

"We were Worried about our Vaginas," say the Actresses in the cellar room. Unaffected, and touching. "You need a kind of society. You are surrounded by so much darkness."

Now the women are still down there. But soon, on the stage, in the spotlight.

""The Vagina monologues "2019", 20. up to 22.2.,20 PM, Aktionshalle, Rote Fabrik. vdayzurich.ch (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 06.02.2019, 16:16 PM

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