V‑Day Filipina Women's Network
joins global effort
to stop violence against women and girls
V-Day Filipina Women's Network 2010
Presents Two Benefit Productions of
with an All Asian Pacific American cast
_________________________________TAMA NA! STOP!
Asian American Women
Speak Out Against Violence
Make San Francisco a safe place for
Asian Pacific American women and girls.
Since 2004, FWN has collaborated with V-DAY,
empowering and celebrating women and their sexuality
with a festival of theatre, comedy, and the spoken word, highlighted by the all-Asian women benefit performances in
San Francisco, New York and Washington, DC.
The all-Asian women cast includes community leaders, actors, students, business women, professionals, activists and homemakers.
_________________________________Change the Story of Women!Join us as we raise awareness to end violence against Asian women and girls
7:30 PM, Saturday, April 10, 2010
doors open at 7:00pm
401 Van Ness Avenue, Francisco 94102
$38 - $88 (VIP seating)
10% discount of group purchase of 20 tickets or more
$10 off for FWN members, cast/crew, seniors and students
www.cityboxoffice.com or 415.392.4400
About the V-Day FWN 2010 ShowsWhat are “The Vagina Monologues”?Award-winning play 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.
Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.
Ms. Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world - from Zagreb to Santa Barbara, from London to Seattle, from Manila to Oklahoma City.
[“The Vagina Monologues” is] a work which is inescapably universal for women, and manages to be feminist without being man-hating, entertaining without being trite, and political without being earnest.
—The London Telegraph
"In the current era, it takes some brain racking to think of anyone else doing anything quite like Ensler. She's a countercultural consciousness raiser, an emmpowering figure, a truth-teller." —Chicago Tribune
“Eve Ensler wants to save the world...and don't even think of getting in her way."
-New York Times Magazine
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer: Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls" (MMRP)
MMRP is a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle and commissioned by V-Day.
These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels: brutality, neglect, a punch, even a put-down.
Featured authors and monologues read by an ALL-ASIAN WOMEN AND MEN CAST:
• Carol Gilligan on a daughter witnessing her mother being hit
• Carol Michele Kaplan on the importance of speaking out and by-stander intervention
• Edward Albee on S&M
• Edwidge Danticat on a border crossing
• Jane Fonda on reclaiming our Mojo
• Mark Matousek on growing up in a household of raped women
• Maya Angelou on women's work
• Nicholas Kristof on questioning his own responsibility as a journalist to a child prostitute in Cambodia
• Erin Cressida Wilson on a woman soldier who lost her hands in war
• Patricia Bosworth on her own physically abusive relationship
• Tariq Ali on a Middle Eastern woman's refusal to be afraid
These writings are inspired, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and beautiful. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of how violence against women affects every one of us.
DIRECTORS (San Francisco)
Elena Buensalido Mangahas
Elena Buensalido Mangahas
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~2010 INTERNATIONAL V-DAY SPONSORS
Dramatists Play Service
Amanda Keidan Jewelry
Shawn & Shane
Vosges Haut Chocolat
V-Day Spotlight 2010:
The Women of the Democratic Republic Of Congo
FWN's Filipinas Against Violence
House of Lorie - House of Hope
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tickets? www.cityboxoffice.com or 415.392.4400