The Vagina Monologues, based on monologues written by Eve Ensler, will highlight the benefits and hardships associated with having a vagina through student performances from April 26- 28.
Cassandra Schick, senior elementary education and special education major, has been the show director for two years.
“The Vagina Monologues promote the positive aspects of feminism,” Schick said.
Auditions for the monologues were open to any student who self-identified as a women.
“The monologues bring awareness to vaginas,” Schick said. “It’s important because every person in the world has at least one women in their life or have some way been associated with a vagina before.”
Kat Taylor, sophomore arts management major, is an actress in the show.
“The monologue that I am reading is about an older women and how her experience with a certain man shaped her view of her vagina,” Taylor said.
Taylor auditioned for the show because she wanted to become more comfortable talking about vaginas.
“In this day and age, talking about vaginas is considered kind of taboo,” Taylor said. “I think that this show in general enlightens people about the issues women have with their vaginas.”
Mara Krueger, freshman early childhood education major, will read two monologues aloud. One is about self-love and self-discovery of the body, and the other is about a woman’s experience having her first period.
Krueger feels the monologues empower women and is thrilled to be a part of something that lifts women’s self-esteem.
“There are a lot of eye opening monologues about things that are happening in other countries,” Krueger said. “Even people who don’t have vaginas should go because it is important to learn about other people’s experiences.”
The Vagina Monologues is an annual production at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Tickets will be $5 for students and $7 for non-students.