Do you have thoughts (positive, negative, anything in between) regarding The Vagina Monologues, and/or the representation of sexuality, gender, and race in theater itself? Want to make a new show? Well, we do.
This fall, we (Meg de Recat ’17 and Jessica Perelman ’17) will be leading a student forum on radical storytelling, performance art, and the role of the Vagina Monologues in today’s social climate.* This play has fostered a multitude of conversations on Wesleyan’s campus and around the nation, and we hope to build a space to further this discussion. Students who sign up (you, hopefully!) will be asked to write throughout the semester, and the class will then workshop these written assignments together in class. This way, everyone’s voices will be heard – and consequently critiqued – by everyone else. We will then work to create a new, student-written production that is informed and inspired by these group analyses of various texts, from political plays to headline articles, and personal anecdotes.
This forum will meet once a week for three hours (time TBD) and will be worth 1 academic credit (listed under FGSS).
For more information about the forum, please come to our info session on September 11th at 2PM in Boger, room 114.
We will be asking all of those interested in taking the forum to complete this application, which can be submitted any time between now and Monday, September 12th at 11:59PM.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at jperelman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and/or mderecat[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. For more information, check out our Facebook event page here.
*Jessica and I identify as white cisgender women and understand the limitations of our personal identities. As mentioned above, we intend to be conversation facilitators, not teachers.
Date: Sunday, September 11
Place: Boger, Room 114