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The Vagina Monologues
February 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
V-DAY 2019 Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Presents
The Vagina Monologues
Join us as we RISE! RESIST! and UNITE!
In acts of creative resistance to end violence against women and girls, including cis-, trans- and gender non-binary individuals
(Tarrytown, January 12, 2019) On February 13, 2019 at 7pm, V-Day 2019 Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow
will present their second production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, a one-night-only benefit at
the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY. The show will be directed by Gina Lamparella and Nancy
Puleo. Proceeds from the event will be shared between Hope’s Door (www.hopesdoorny.org) and My
Sisters’ Place (www.mspny.org), Westchester-based organizations that work to end domestic violence.
The Vagina Monologues addresses women’s resiliency, sensuality, and the social stigma surrounding
abuse and violence against all women. The monologues will be performed by local women along with
with some special guests.
Tickets can be purchased at www.tarrytownmusichall.org. There are a variety of pricing tiers, including a
VIP tickets, and there will be a celebratory after-party, also at the Music Hall, featuring cast members
and special guests (cash bar). Individual and corporate donations are welcomed and can be made
through the Hope’s Door website (https://hopesdoorny.org). Please specify that they are for 2019 V-Day
“Today’s frightening climate of racism, misogyny, and xenophobia magnifies the need for all
communities, especially communities of color, to take a vocal and powerful stand” says
co-producer Ann Neilsen. “Producing The Vagina Monologues is a movement that gives all women in
our community and throughout the world a powerful voice by which to educate and empower.”
This year marks the 21st anniversary of The Vagina Monologues, which later gave birth to V-Day, a
global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and
gender non-conforming). Since 1998, The Vagina Monologues and other works have been performed
across the world by local V-Day activists, raising over $100 million for grassroots anti-violence groups,
rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, and safe houses in places like Kenya and Afghanistan. In 2013 V-Day founded One Billion Rising, the largest mass action ever to demand an end to violence
against women. V-Day and One Billion Rising are a crucial part of the global fight to stop gender-based
violence by exposing the patterns of domestic violence that allows perpetrators to maintain power and
control over their victims.
V-Day.org offers stage productions and documentaries to communities and campuses around the world
for use in raising awareness and ending violence against women and girls, as well as to raise funds for
organizations working to end the violence. Current studies show that it is estimated that one billion
women and girls—cis-, trans- and gender non-binary individuals— will be physically, emotionally or
sexually abused in their lifetimes.
“The V-Day 2918 Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow group is deeply committed to this cause. It is our goal,
with your support, to make substantial and beneficial donations to Hope’s Door and My Sisters’ Place by
March 1, 2019.” Says co-producer Tracy Brown. She added, “We are excited to be coming together for
the fourth time since 2012, to address the ongoing issue of violence against women and girls. Since
forming in 2011, this group of local activists has raised over $25,000 through our first performance of
the Vagina Monologues and two One Billion Rising events.”
On Saturday, March 2 (rain date, March 3) the public is invited to gather again in observation of One
Billion Rising, https://www.onebillionrising.org/, a global action calling for an end of violence towards
women and girls. V-Day 2019 Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow will gather at Neperan Park in Tarrytown,
and at Morse School in Sleepy Hollow at 3:00pm, with marching to begin at 3:30. We will proceed north
along Route 9 (Broadway) to Patriots Park where there will be an open interactive dance choreographed
and performed by students and organizers. Attendees will be able to access an instructional video via
the groups Facebook page to practice the routine before the event. For performance and One Billion
Rising updates, follow V-Day 2019 Tarrytown and Sleepy on Facebook:
Press inquiries and photo requests can be made to Kimberly Marcus, V-Day 2019 Tarrytown and Sleepy
Hollow organizer, at 914-261-1419, or Jenifer Ross at 914-261-1470.