UAS News

VDAY 2011

Douglas, Alaska
Date of Press Release: April 15, 2011

University of Alaska Southeast and Perseverance Theatre present The Vagina Monologues, a V-Day 2011 campaign event to stop violence against women and girls.

The theatre program at the University of Alaska Southeast, a partnership between UAS and Perseverance Theatre, presents Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues as part of V-DAY Juneau. The Vagina Monologues opens 7pm, Thursday, April 21. The show also has two performances Friday, April 22 at 7 and 9pm at the University of Alaska Southeast Student Recreation Center.

V‑DAY Juneau joins the global effort to stop violence against women and girls. All proceeds from the three performances will benefit Juneau organization AWARE, Inc. (Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies). For more information about AWARE, please visit www.awareak.org.

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. The movement raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. In 2010, over 5,400 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $75 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 12,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. In twelve years, the V-Day movement has reached over 300 million people. Further information about V-Day can be found at www.vday.org.

Tickets for The Vagina Monologues are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

For tickets or more information, call Perseverance Theatre at (907)463-TIXS or visit www.perseverancetheatre.org. Tickets are also available at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center and 
Hearthside Books.

Contacts:

Shona Strauser

Perseverance Theatre

907-364-2424 x232