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PHOTOS: The Vagina Monologues, With a Dash of Theatrical Flair


This is more than the usual monologues; this version of “The Vagina Monologues” brings a theatrical flair to the performances that not only adds power, but also elements that address local statistics and challenges.

This incarnation of “The Vagina Monologues” is produced by Sisters Three Productions and is performed at The Potentialist Workshop as a benefit for Safe Embrace, a local woman’s shelter and part of the annual V-Day Campaign. This is the second time Sisters Three Productions has produced “The Vagina Monologues.”

Written by Eve Ensler in 1996, this play is a series of monologues influenced by interviews Ensler conducted with 200 women about their views on sex, relationships, and violence against women. It’s a powerful play with very adult situations and is not for children or anyone easily offended by the portrayal of violence against women.

That being said, this production addresses the subject of violence against women in a very hard-hitting way that will perhaps open your eyes to situations you may not have thought about, but are parts of our lives and communities.

The women performing in this production of “The Vagina Monologues” show their passion in their performances. With a mix of seasoned actresses and women new to the stage the performers bring a sisterhood to the evening that the audience can feel.

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Here is a list of the very talented performers:

  • Rachel Douglass
  • Kelly Bevel
  • Juli Fair
  • Emily Fair
  • Madison Calhoun-Fitts
  • Jennifer Lynn
  • Gloria Stanley
  • Shelby McSwiggin
  • Lyndsey Langsdale
  • Jasmine Jiang
  • Bernadette Garcia
  • Elisa Garcia
  • Nikki Dzadek
  • Annalize Sanders
  • Olivia Hansen
  • Michelle Calhoun
  • Stephanie McMullin
  • Michelle Belle

There are two performances remaining for “The Vagina Monologues”: Saturday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.

All performances are at The Potentialist Workshop, 836 E. Second Street in Reno. The proceeds benefit Safe Embrace.

Here are some links you may want to check out:

Safe embrace: http://www.safeembrace.org/about-us/

V-Day Campaign: http://www.vday.org/

The Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/182763178871085/

Dana Nollsch
Dana Nollschhttp://www.photozen.us
Dana Nollsch is a lifelong Reno area resident. He is a photographer, artist, journalist, and spiritual leader. His work has been seen in many local publications and many national publications as well, award winning for his photojournalism. Dana has a unique eye that shows in his photography and a unique voice that is evident in his writing. His involvement in the local theater and arts community gives him an informed and honest perspective. Owner and operator of PhotoZen he offers his skills and insight to many industries.