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 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 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.