Scenic reading “The Vagina Monologues” conquered the space of Oda Theater to talk about one of the greatest ‘mysteries’ of life—vagina. What would your vagina say if it could speak? “The Vagina Monologues” poses this and numerous other questions.
Originally written by Eve Ensler in 1996, amidst the third wave of American feminism, “The Vagina Monologues” fed on real life experiences and transformed them into a masterful episodic play. Since the early days, The Vagina Monologues has been shown in many countries in the world. With sexuality, sexual relationships, love and abuse being the main themes, the show is both painful and powerful.
Not only does reading help in encouraging a discussion on femininity, but it also attempts to raise the awareness of sexual abuse and domestic violence, which are, unfortunately, a normal experience for women.
Director of this reading, Zana Hoxha Krasniqi, who is also the Executive Director of the Center for Art and Community–Artpolis, said that, “It was about ideal time to read this text on its 20th anniversary”. Moreover, she declared that, “She directed the reading according to her own way so as to communicate with today’s women and inspire young girls to love their body. As regards boys and men, she said that the main idea was to encourage them to be more respectful towards the needs and individuality of their partners”.
Vagina’s Monologues is an important feminist reading which places an emphasis on the difficulties that women face every day. In addition, this work sheds light on the various dimensions of the common mentality which has to be changed. The scenic reading consisted of numerous sketches, each treating a special topic. You can read herethe full article on this scenic reading.