We first produced this Obie Award-winning play in February 2003 during a week where we staged a series of high profile, high impact media campaigns, marches, discussion forums, and art exhibitions.
Our sold-out production of the play was followed by several women coming up on stage to share personal testimonials of violation of their bodies, and the impact this has had on their physical, mental and spiritual well being.
The Vagina Monologues is an enduring healing event for all who participate, whether as audience members or as performers, many of whom confess to having been changed forever by their participation.
Since 1998, Ms. Ensler and her publishers have allowed global artivists to “own” her work for three months every year, waiving the show’s performance rights in order for global artivists to create community-driven productions that raise awareness and funds for local initiatives aimed at ending violence against women and girls.
In Kenya our shows have gone from strength to strength, and over the last decade many communities and universities have come together to engage in the powerful and important conversations this show generates.