From Lex Spirtes ’17:
Do you feel weird about The Vagina Monolgues? Do you love the Vagina Monolgues and want to continue the conversations they start? Shmagina Dialogues is a place to hear other students talk about their experiences of gender, sex, and sexuality through a range of different performances and to engage in an ongoing conversation. Come join us! No tickets required.
Date: Thursday, Friday, Saturday; February 18-20th
Place: Westco Cafe
From Willa Beckman ’15:
The Shmagina Dialogues is a place for people of all gender identities and sexualities to express themselves and tell their stories.
Thursday @ 8
Friday @ 8
Saturday @ 2 + post-show discussion
Saturday @ 8
In order to continue an open dialogue about the relationship between sexuality and art, there will be a post-show discussion following the Saturday matinee of The Shmagina Dialogues. How do you create a space for individuals to tell stories while being inclusive of all genders and sexualities? Is performance a productive way to address the ambiguities of sexuality? How do these conversations differ at Wesleyan vs. other communities? Join us!
Tickets will be on sale in Usdan during meal times and before the show. Recommended price $5. After production costs, all proceeds will go to the Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health.
Date: Thurs, Feb 19- Sat, Feb 21
Time: 8- 9:30 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: $5 (recommended)
From Willa Beckman ’15:
The Shmagina Dialogues is a place for people of all genders and sexualities to express themselves and their ideas about sex and sexuality. Submissions of any form (monologues, scenes, creative writing, songs, dances, artwork) will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 20th. Themes can range from sex and sexuality to gender to intimacy to awkward Tinder dates to *social norms* to love and more. The goal is to be as inclusive as possible while maintaining a reasonable time frame and high quality of work. Please email wbeckman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.
If you stop by the WestCo lounge on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday night, you may catch some members of the Wesleyan community talking about vaginas. It should look nothing like last week’s production of The Vagina Monologues. And that’s the point.
“I have always really not liked The Vagina Monologues, but not because I don’t like the people who are involved in the show here,” explains producer Olivia May ’14. “The show itself never felt welcoming to my experience, and I can really imagine how it would feel less welcoming to a whole lot of other people.” Co-producer Emma MacLean ’14 adds, “I’ve always felt that there is more to be said than what gets said in The Vagina Monologues.”