My acting experience thus far has been in film and TV. Now I am taking the stage for a small production of "The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler to benefit V-day 2013 (Violence against Women). It's a very funny beautiful heart-wrenching play. I have been in intensive rehearsal for the past two weeks with Director Christa Mountain (Actor's Studio). I sent her My Beautiful Xmas P video holiday card and she was inspired. Long story short someone dropped out, so I dropped in. I had also emailed Eve Ensler the My Beautiful Xmas P video holiday card. She wrote back the morning after our first read through, "i love your pussy ornament and thank you for sending the video. hope you are one billion rising with us." By this point I was!
We are using sense memory and method to tell the stories of these amazing women. It's been extremely challenging but I am learning a lot. We have a very talented cast and director. It's been fun to work with the Actor's Studio graduate students. I've been so nervous I only now have enough nerve to post this!
We are The Goddess Project. Our symbol is the phoenix, the mythological bird that is reborn and rises from the ashes of destruction. Our place is Hell's Kitchen. The theater is even shaped like a Vagina. We are the kicking off the movement Friday February 1st at 8pm and then two shows Saturday 2/2 at 7:30pm and 10pm. It's a great cause. 90% goes to Women in Need (a charity for Homeless woman and children in NYC)...10% goes to V-day. If you feel moved and would like some great laughs, I would love for you to come see us! To get tickets ahead of time http://tvmhellskitchen.ticketleap.com/tvm/
I am rising because I am tired of falling.
One Billion Rising is Eve Ensler's movement in February to end Violence Against Women. On February 14th, 2013, V-Day's 15th Anniversary, we are inviting one billion women and those who love them to walk out, DANCE, RISE UP, AND DEMAND an end to this violence. One Billion Rising is a promise that we will rise up with women and men worldwide to say, "Enough! The violence ends now."