The Vagina Monologues has been empowering women around the world for over a decade, fighting the silenced inner voice. The highly-acclaimed play is giving women in North Idaho’s Silver Valley the same chance to speak their mind to fight violence locally.
It’s the first time The Vagina Monologues has ever been performed in the area. It’s making its regional debut in Wallace, Idaho this Saturday. Rachael Clark-Krusemark, an English teacher at Kellogg High School, applied for the opportunity to produce the show in the Silver Valley this year - she got it.
For those unfamiliar with the popular performance, it’s a series of monologues written and based on interviews with about 200 women on issues like sex, violence and current events. It was performed off-Broadway for the first time in 1996 and since then, performed globally benefiting organizations through V-Day, an activist movement to end violence against women.
When the performance debuted, it was read completely by one woman, the writer of the entire play, Eve Ensler. During the Silver Valley performance, audience members will hear from 17 members of the community.