City to participate in V-Day

Tom Andrew

Mark your calendars for March 12 at 8 p.m. when City will participate in V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women, by presenting the play “The Vagina Monologues” at the Saville Theatre.

The hope is to make this event an annual offering.

“‘The Vagina Monologues’ is much more than just a play,” explained director Katie Rodda. “Playwright Eve Ensler gives away the rights to anyone who wants to produce the show as part of V-Day.”

The campus group, Visionary Feminists, is organizing the V-Day event. Auditions were held the second week of February with over 40 hopeful women showing up to be a part of the event.

“Ensler only has one stipulation,” Rodda continued. “10 percent of the proceeds will go back to V-Day’s support of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and 90 percent will go to a local organization that stops and prevents violence against women.”

Rodda has selected the Center for Community Solutions (www.ccssd.org) as their beneficiary.

City professors Larissa Dorman, Kelly Mayhew and Sarah Pitcher will also be working on the project with Rodda, who makes her City College directorial debut, though her directing work has been seen around San Diego since 2000.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, staff and military.

For more information contact director Katie Rodda at 619-388-3088.