Monday, February 24, 2014

The Vagina Monologues (TVM) 2014

Wow. We did it. A fabulous accomplishment by cast and crew members. A big thank you for the personal sacrifices each of one of you made to make this performance a huge success.

After months of rehearsals, learning a new script (yes, V-Day changes the content of the script on a yearly basis) and getting our sea legs, we completed our voyage aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship, hosted by Bare Necessities, Tour and Travel.

We engaged on this unique opportunity after Petra Scheller as representative for Bare Necessities, asked if we would be interested in doing The Vagina Monologues on board their nude cruise in February 2014.

After dealing with a few challenges, including replacing a cast member, learning 3 new monologues and new scene transitions notwithstanding staging a performance without access to the stage or technical staff, we did it!

We raised funds totalling $4,780 with the help of our sponsors, of which $4,300 is going to our local York Region Abuse Program (YRAP).

Find below one picture, depicting the 6 cast members that successfully delivered to the passengers of the Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship, the V-Day messages that Eve Ensler so eloquently authors.
A gentle reminder to all of you interested, that we are meeting on March 8th, 2014 at 1:00pm at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park.  We hope to see a bunch of you to start discussing the 2014-15 Playbill for Bare Oaks Players.

If you cannot make it, please do let us know if you want to take the lead with an event, or simply recommend one for us to read and assess.  The piece should be a one-act, less than 90 minutes in total.