Students audition for ‘The Vagina Monologues’

FAU Students auditioned for an upcoming play about sex, relationships and violence against women.

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Students audition for ‘The Vagina Monologues’

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Kamilah Douglas, Contributing Writer

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Correction: a previous version of this article stated that tickets to the show cost $ 12. The tickets to the show are actually free. The article has since been corrected to reflect the correct information.

Auditions for the play “The Vagina Monologues” were held on Thursday evening in Studio 2 of the Arts and Letters building on the Florida Atlantic Boca Raton campus.

The play was written and originally performed by Eve Ensler. It was based on her interviews of about 200 women and their views on sex, relationships and violence against women.

The director, an FAU sophomore named Maggie Mifsud, had the opportunity to perform in the play last year.

“It made me realize just how powerful women are, and just how much we need each other and we’re all sisters. Something like this should be seen by the public, by everyone,” Mifsud said.

Although the play usually attracts women during its auditions, one male did show up.

Senior psychology major David Zajac said that he came because it gave him confidence and helped him get involved.

“I do some deep breathing and I say ‘Hi’ to a lot of people,” David said, explaining how he deals with his pre-audition nerves. “And I usually try to tell a joke when I first get on stage or when I first get off stage.”

Mifsud has a staff of two: sponsor and freshman theater performance major Sophie Siegel and program director Natasha Roberts. Siegel is also the College Democrats women’s caucus chair.

You can see the play on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in Studio 2 of the Arts and Letters building. Tickets are free.

“I think it’s very important,” Mifsud said. “It says a lot about the social standards and issues, especially now with the election that’s just happened. I really think it’s important to put something like this on.”

Kamilah Douglas is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected]