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Nicholls The Vagina Monologues director holds annual interest meeting and tryouts

February 1, 2019

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Nicholls The Vagina Monologues director holds annual interest meeting and tryouts

Photo by: Kathryn Dufrene

Photo by: Kathryn Dufrene

Photo by: Kathryn Dufrene

Nicholls State University held an interest meeting and tryouts for The Vagina Monologues on Jan. 28 in the Le Bijou theater.

The Vagina Monologues is a worldwide movement of women that raise awareness and funds to fight domestic violence and rape. These monologues have been performed in every state of the U.S. and in over 130 countries since it was first produced by Eve Ensler in 1996.

Performances of The Vagina Monologues are also popular among college campuses.

Adrienne Naquin-Bolton, director of the performance, directed The Vagina Monologues for the first time two years ago. Naquin-Bolton also performed in the first The Vagina Monologues performance at Nicholls in 2005.

Naquin-Bolton said she directs this performance because of her prior experience, desire and passion to raise awareness on campus with the monologues.

“If people can get past the shocker that they actually say the word vagina, they’ll hear stories like ‘My Vagina is My Village’ and the statistics about sexual assault and rape,” Naquin-Bolton said.

Kacey Jones, a nursing freshman from Montegut, said she auditioned for The Vagina Monologues because it discusses important issues that people should talk about. She also said the monologues are all real people with real stories, and it gives the women and the issues a voice.

At the interest meeting and tryouts, those auditioning watched a video that informed them what the monologues were about and the history behind them.

For Sydney Moxley, mass communication senior from New Orleans, this was her second time auditioning for the performance. Moxley performed in The Vagina Monologues at Nicholls for the first time in 2017.

“My interest in The Vagina Monologues is just having a voice for women who weren’t able to speak about their past experience and finding themselves as a woman,” Moxley said.

 

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