Spellbinding, funny and almost unbearably moving is how The Vagina Monologues has been described. And Townsville audiences can make up their own minds when TheatreiNQ presents the world famous, taboo breaking production between November 21 and December 2.
Director Terri Brabon says The Vagina Monologues gives voice to the unspeakable and since its debut 20 years ago, it has become a global movement and a catalyst for critical conversation.
“The monologues are very funny, sad, poignant and sometimes a little confronting,” Brabon says.
“It is powerful theatre and all the performers are determined to make it a great, entertaining and memorable theatre.”
Brabon, a stalwart of Townsville theatre, says the production, which brought together a group of actresses to embody more than 200 characters, celebrates all the complexities and mysteries of being a woman.
“The Vagina Monologues is such a powerful piece, as it starts conversations that aren’t typically spoken,” she says.
“Since I started work on the production I find myself having conversations that I never had before and I don’t really know why I never did. “I’m glad I am having them now though.” The Townsville production will include local favourites Beth Honeycombe, Emma Lamberton, Rachel Nutchey, Faduma Ali, Anna Vella-Sams, Nimisha Aithal, Keely Pronk, Rita Neale and Jennine Padgett. I’M a mum of two adult children who are my world. I’ve worked at Townsville Orthodontic Specialists as a receptionist for 23 years and love my job.
THE CAST FROM THEATREIINQ''S PRODUCTIION OF THE VAGIINA MONOLOGUES.. PIICTURE:: ALIIX SWEENEY