An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”
Winner of the Obie Award
“If Ms. Ensler is the messiah heralding the second wave of feminism, and a lot of people think she is, it is partly because she’s a brilliant comedian…The audience…was overwhelmingly adoring.”
– The New York Times
“The most exhilarating part is, no kidding, her extremely virtuosic way with a series of orgasmic moans…Ensler, a writer-performer with a good-natured but seriously evangelical mission about this body part, must be enjoying her success in getting the word out on such a legendarily unmentionable, mythologized and misunderstood fact of life…”
– NY Newsday
“Ensler breaks taboos by talking, talking and talking some more—stripping fear and shame from what she celebrates here. It makes for quite a party. Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry…The Vagina Monologues confront words to demystify and disarm them. In so doing, Ensler disarms the audience too.”
– Associated Press
“Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving…Written with a bluntness that is nevertheless intensely lyrical, it is both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction.”
If you wish to do a production of The Vagina Monologues as part of V-Day/One Billion Rising in any language, it can ONLY be done during the month of February and the rights fees will be waived. Please go to www.vspot.vday.org. Questions – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to do a production of The Vagina Monologues in the United States and Canada in English outside of February , please contact Dramatist Play Service to purchase the rights.
If you wish to do a production of The Vagina Monologues in another country outside of the United States or Canada in English at any time of the year other than February, please contact Tony Montenieri, email@example.com to purchase the rights.
If you wish to do a production of The Vagina Monologues in another country outside of in the United States and Canada in a foreign language at any time of the year other than February, please contact Alexia Perimony, firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase the rights.
If you wish to do a production of The Vagina Monologues in the United States and Canada in a foreign language, please contact Alexia Perimony, email@example.com
* Every year V-Day invites activists in colleges, communities, high schools, or youth groups around the world to present select benefit events during and leading up to V-Season (which is now FEBRUARY ONLY). The purpose of these events is to raise awareness about violence against women and girls as well as raise money (100% of the proceeds must be donated) for local beneficiaries that are working to end violence. No theater or producing experience is necessary and no royalty fees are charged.