Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Vagina Monologues FAQ

Hopefully this helps. :)

1.Can I still sign up to be part of The Vagina Monologues? YES.

There are four levels of involvement for the UCSD production:

a) Directors – Oversee and coordinate the putting together of the show, in charge of being in contact with VDAY, running Sunday meetings, helping the Pussy Posse, and meeting weekly one-on-one with cast members to rehearse their monologues. The official contact people for the UCSD production. These are: Manvi, Erin, and Naomi, who can be contacted at –No more spots open, please try for next year (interviews this spring)--

b) Pussy Posse – a team of women who work backstage to put together the production in all its elements, including fundraising, marketing, merchandise, stage decoration, beneficiary, etc. These are permanent “Vagina Season” long positions with requirements to be present at Sunday meetings and show and rehearsal dates as well as complete what they need to for their positions on their own time and attend social and fundraising events. –No more spots open, please try for next year (interviews next fall) -

c) Cast – act, and participate in social and fundraising events. Required to be present at Sunday meetings and show and rehearsal dates as well as rehearse on their own time and meet once a week with a director to practice their monologue in the last 5 weeks before the show. –audition times open up until November 6th! Sign up at the Women's Center, on the desk across from the front desk.--

d) Clit Crew – Clit Crew is a group for those Vagina Warriors who cannot make the time commitment or were otherwise not selected for directing, Pussy Posse or cast, but also want to be involved with The Vagina Monologues! The Clit Crew is a group of volunteers who help out with special projects, on show dates, table, and attend social events and fundraisers at their discretion, on their own time. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join the Clit Crew to get updates on what they can participate in to help out!  Please email to request to be put on this list.  Positions always open!!

2. What if I can’t make any of those times on the sign-up sheet?
Sorry, these are the only audition times we have. If you can’t make it, please try again next fall. If you feel you have a special circumstance, please email and we will consider your situation.

3.What is The Vagina Monologues?

V-Day at UCSD is part of a larger international campaign that puts on the production of The Vagina Monologues, a play with largely set monologues and a few optional ones, written by Eve Ensler, every February. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. Any group of people can choose to put it on, internationally. All of the proceeds go to social justice groups, specifically local groups that focus on women's rights. 90% goes to a local organization chosen by the group of people putting the show on, and 10% of ALL of the productions' fees from around the world go to an international cause chosen by VDay every year.

The Vagina Monologues at UCSD is a network of folks who grow close and support one another while discussing feminism, learning about the VDay movement and local feminist organizations, and putting on the show and raising as much money as possible!

4. Can male-identified folks be part of The Vagina Monologues?

Yes! They can be part of the Pussy Posse or Clit Crew; however, only female-identified people are allowed on stage.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Casting Call!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Even if you're not sure which monologue you want to audition for, you should come out!

Auditions will be held on November 7th and 8th (Saturday and Sunday). To sign up for a day/time, go to the Women's Center and the sign up sheet will be at the front desk.

The Women's Center is located right above Hi Thai (literally on top of it, same building). These are the only audition times we have; however, if you feel you have an extraordinary circumstance, please email us at and we will consider your situation.

SO Excited :-)

Vag love,
Erin, Naomi, and Manvi

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pussy Posse Positions!

Hi everyone!

You will be emailed a notification on whether or not you have been selected as part of the Pussy Posse by tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday)!

If you did not show up at your interview and have not yet contacted us about this, we assume you are no longer interested in any of these positions.

However, if you would like to be a volunteer to the Vagina Monologues, email us at for more information on our Clit Crew! Everyone who wants to be involved will be! :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pussy Posse

Hi everyone!

Signups to be part of the Pussy Posse (The Vagina Monologues backstage) are going on RIGHT NOW! Sign up by October 16th (Friday) at the women's center front desk. Actual interviews will be held on October 17th and 18th. A variety of positions are available, no experience necessary, and all gender identities are welcome! :)

Positions include:

* Beneficiary Chair (2)
* House Manager (2)
* Media Chair/Playbill (2)
* Merchandise Chair (2)
* Publicity Chair (2)
* Stage Manager (2)

Job Descriptions:

Beneficiary Chair

* Handles finances
* Solicits for donations
* researches potential beneficiary organizations to whom our funds will be donated
* (can work with Publicity Chair to plan fundraisers)

House Manager

* Decorates lobby in coordination with the V-Day theme
* Invites orgs &/or companies to table
* Helps organize Vagina Warrior displays/presentations, general management of the theater lobby on show dates
* (Can work with Playbill Chair to team up and coordinate colors, themes, etc)

Media Chair/ Playbill Chair

* Keep a media record of TVM throughout the production
* Create media presentation to be viewed prior to performances
* In charge of creating playbills to be distributed at performances
* (Can work with House Manager to team up and coordinate colors, themes, etc)

Merchandise Chair

* Designs and executes creation of TVM merchandise (shirts, buttons, etc), including shirts for cast and crew.
* (Can assist Publicity and Beneficiary Chairs in organizing sponsorships, fundraisers, and raffles.)

Publicity Chair

* Creates advertisements for TVM events, including flyers for auditions and shows, newspaper ads, emails
* (Can work with Beneficiary Chair to organize fund raisers and finding sponsors)

Stage Manager/Social Chair

*Coordinate social events for cast & crew leading up to the show dates as well as a cast party after the performances.
* Assist with any production necessities during the performances (giving cues, moving props, maintaining order backstage, etc)

We want YOU for Pussy Posse and your friends too!

For more information, email us at!
({}) Love!