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A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer
The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts
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A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer
V-Day Brookfield Theatre 2017 joins One Billion Rising: Revolution Campaign
in presenting a benefit staged reading of

"A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer:
Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls"

Fri., Feb. 10 at 8PM
(SNOW DATE: Sat., Feb. 11 at 8PM)

directed by Lou Okell

STARRING
Matt Austin
Amanda Bevacqua
Danielle Calabrese
Purvi Dudhedia
Loretta Jones Fedrick
Zach Jackson
Will Jeffries
Desirae Kelley
Kimberly Marcus
Rebecca Pokorski
Victoria Rojas
Eden Schwanke
Nicole Veach

A one-night staged reading held at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, 184 Whisconier Road (behind Brookfield Library).

90% of proceeds will benefit the Women's Center of Danbury, the remaining 10% will benefit V-Day. Several ticket prices are available to encourage all to attend. Please be generous!

Join Us as we LISTEN! ACT! and RISE! to Demand Revolutionary Change for Women and Girl Survivors of Violence

About The Women's Center of Danbury:
Since 1975, the Womens Center has been a safe haven as the sole provider of services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in the Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield County areas. Each year, the Center serves over 20,000 individuals from area communities. Free and confidential services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Center's key areas of focus include emergency shelter and support services, counseling and advocacy, crisis intervention, and community education, primary prevention and training. All funds provided to the Center support critically needed domestic violence, sexual assault and resource services for adults and children in their 13-town service area including:  Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, and Washington.

The Women's Center is a member of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) and Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services (CONNSACS).

About "MMRP"
Last year over 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world raising funds and awareness towards ending violence against women. These highly successful events raised over $5 million through performances of "The Vagina Monologues" and "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer" as part of the V-Day 2016 College and Community Campaigns.

This special benefit performance is presented this year as part of V-Days campaign ONE BILLION RISING: REVOLUTION, a global initiative that began two years ago as a call for women survivors of violence to Rise and demand an end to violence. In 2016, Risings will focus on highlighting, creating and envisioning new, brave and radical artistic initiatives to bring in the new revolutionary world of equality, dignity and freedom for all women and girls. "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer: Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls", is a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle and commissioned by V-Day for the first V-Day: UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS festival, which took place June 2006 in New York City. Proceeds from the book benefit V-Day.

These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels: brutality, neglect, a punch, even a put-down. The volume features such authors and topics as: Edward Albee on S&M; Maya Angelou on womens work; Michael Cunningham on self-mutilation; Dave Eggers on a Sudanese abduction; Edwidge Danticat on a border crossing; Carol Gilligan on a daughter witnessing domestic abuse; Susan Miller on raising a son as a single mother; Sharon Olds on a bra; Patricia Bosworth on her own physically abusive relationship; Jane Fonda on reclaiming our Mojo; and many more.

These writings are inspired, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and beautiful. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of how violence against women affects every one of us. The book includes information on how to organize V-Day events and readings of the book. "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, And A Prayer" is a call to the world to demand an end to violence against women and reaffirms Brookfield Theatre's commitment to be a partner in the community and a safe place for all.

About One Billion Rising
One Billion Rising was the biggest mass action in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentines Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. Last year, on 14 February 2014, One Billion Rising for Justice focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and highlighted the impunity that lives at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. Events took place in 200 countries, where women, men, and youth came together to Rise, Release, and Dance outside of court houses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not. The campaign was covered widely by media in all corners of world including The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and many more.

Visit www.onebillionrising.org for more information.

About V-Day
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Enslers award winning play "The Vagina Monologues" and other artistic works. The V-Day movement has raised over $120 million; educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns; reopened shelters; and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt, and Iraq. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements and awards and is, one of the Top-Rated organizations on both Charity Navigator and Guidestar. V-Days most recent global campaign, ONE BILLION RISING, galvanized over one billion women and men on a global day of action towards ending violence against women and girls.

A V-Day Campaign is a catalyst for mobilizing women and men to heighten awareness about violence against women and girls. By creating this global community, V-Day strives to empower women to find their collective voices and demand an end to the violence that affects one in three women in the U.S and around the world.

V-Day Brookfield is a local effort within the worldwide context of the 2016 VDay Campaign. To learn more about V-Day Brookfield, call 203-775-0023 or e-mail BrookfieldTheatreCT@gmail.com. To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org.

Please note: strong language

Location

The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (View)
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
United States

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Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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