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Tahoe SAFE Alliance announces auditions for ‘Vagina Monologues’

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Sun file photoThe 2007 cast of "The Vagina Monologues" gets together before the show backstage for a few words of encouragement.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Tahoe SAFE Alliance is calling out to community members for the 2012 production of “The Vagina Monologues.” The agency will hold open auditions for community members interested in reading for a part in Eve Ensler’s award-winning play. Individuals should be comfortable speaking in public, be a team player and have a flexible schedule. Open auditions will take place Friday, Jan. 6, 6-9 p.m. at the Community Arts Center in Truckee and Saturday, Jan. 7, noon-3 p.m. at the Parasol Building in Incline Village, Nev. with rehearsals starting the week following. Multiple scheduled rehearsals and meetings will be mandatory, so individuals will need to be very committed to the performance. All community members are encouraged to audition. Auditions are first-come, first-serve however, to reserve an audition spot, or if you have questions contact Cynthia Villalobos at Cynthia@tahoesafealliance.org or 775-298-0174.

Tahoe SAFE Alliance has long leveraged performance theater as an important way to bring awareness around the prevention of violence and abuse. This will be the agency’s seventh showing of The Vagina Monologues for V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. For the first time this performance will incorporate The Power of Voices, the director’s artistic vision of diversifying community involvement in a play that restricts the monologues to be read by women. This means they are encouraging men to be part of this important movement.

Tahoe SAFE Alliance has many volunteer positions open. If you are interested in volunteering to help make “The Vagina Monologues” even better please contact Hayley Adamski at HayleyA@tahoesafealliance.org .

About V-Day

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day serves as a catalyst in promoting creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, and female genital mutilation, and sex slavery.

Last year more than 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world raising funds and awareness towards ending violence against women. These highly successful events raised more than $5 million. Tahoe SAFE Alliance has joined this global movement as part of the V-Day 2012 Campaign and we hope to have you along for the ride!

About Tahoe SAFE Alliance

Tahoe SAFE Alliance is a nonprofit organization established in 1985. The mission of Tahoe SAFE alliance is to reduce the incidence and trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. The agency believes that every person deserves to live a life free from violence and works to empower victims in reclaiming those rights by providing safety, advocacy, support and education. For more information, please go to http://www.tahoesafealliance.org or call 775-298-0010.