Vagina Monologue Auditions to be held Feb. 21


Auditions for the 4th annual production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues will be held on Friday, February 21 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall at UW-Barron County in Rice Lake.   Any and all interested women community members are invited to be a part of this audition.            

Last year’s event raised over $4,500 for the Barron County Domestic Abuse Project.  This year’s event is part of the 2014 V-Day Campaign, a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations and generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sex slavery.              

In 1998, Eve Ensler launched V-Day, a global nonprofit that has raised over $75 million for women's anti-violence groups through benefits like The Vagina Monologues. A cornerstone of the V-Day movement, The Vagina Monologues is based on 200 interviews Ensler conducted with women about their views on sex, relationships, and violence against women. Though Ensler originally wrote the piece as a celebration of women the piece has evolved into an entire social movement aimed at ending violence against women.           

This year, The Vagina Monologues will be performed at thousands of local V-Day benefit productions that take place throughout February, March and April raising funds for local groups, shelters, and crisis centers working to end violence against women. Further information about V-Day and The Vagina Monologues can be found at               

The V-Day University of Wisconsin-Barron County 2014 production of The Vagina Monologues will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the UW-BC Fine Arts Theater, 1800 College Drive in Rice Lake, WI.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. each night for a silent auction, campus art exhibit and reception to accompany the performance.  Tickets will be available in advance through and at the door.  All proceeds will benefit the Barron County Domestic Abuse Project.             

For more information about the production or for an audition packet please contact, Nichole Kathol, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Women’s Studies at UW-Barron County by email at or by phone at (715)-234-8176. 


Barb Lang