Going into the fourth year at California State University Monterey Bay, the Vagina Monologues is one of the most popular shows of the year! The Lutrinae got the chance to interview one of the performers in this year’s show to get a perspective on being a part of this play.
The Lutrinae: What is your name, your major and what year are you?
Answer: My name is Emily McMath, and I am a Junior majoring in Business Administration.
Why did you want to be a part of the Vagina Monologues?
I wanted to be a part of the Vagina Monologues because I am an avid feminist, who loves to share her views and the best way she is able to share her views is by performing. This show was perfect for me as being a feminist, I could perform in an area that I am able to.
How many years have you been in the Vagina Monologues?
This is my second year doing the show, and if my schedule for classes permits next year I would love to do it one final time.
What is some history of the Vagina Monologues?
It was created by a woman by the name of Eve Ensler, and she made the “Vagina Monologues” to tell the stories of a variety of women, their connections with each other and with the world. She interviewed over 200 women for this show, and because the show in New York became so popular, college campuses picked it up due to the rise of feminism and performing arts. CSUMB production is student-run, student-directed and features student actors.
What can you tell those who are iffy on coming to see the Vagina Monologues?
Regardless of what your views are with who is involved in politics, sex, etc., it is a great show … There is a piece of the show that will fit with everyone! The show portrays true testimonies of real events, and is a must-see.
What roles are you playing in the show this year?
I am playing four roles in the show this year.
Role of reclaiming cunt.
Role of the ood.
Role of they beat the girl out of the boy… or so they thought.
Role of the woman who loved to make vaginas happy.
Is there anything new this year in the Vagina Monologues?
It is a different year with different women in the show, and there are new personal pieces done at the end that are beautifully written by the strongest women.
When is the show?
The show is on Thursday, Feb. 15, Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17, 7 to 9p.m. in the World Theatre. You can buy tickets at the World Theatre Box Office, or online through the World Theatre at https://worldtheater.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=5651. Tickets are $10 for students, and $15 for general admission.