The Vachina Monologues- -
The Chinese Department of Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou) staged the Chinese debut of The Vagina Monologue in Dec. 2003. Since then, this feminist play, which came from the US and has been committed to the elimination of gender-based violence, had incited a vagina hurricane that blew all over mainland China. Zhihe Society of Fudan University, Shanghai Beaver Club, Beijing Bcome Group, all these different crews performed this play in various ways. On campuses, they performed, in theaters they performed, in cafés they performed, on the streets they performed, and on public transportation they performed. The Vagina Monologues received many Chinese names: Cloudy Vagina, Our Vaginas, OurSelves, and For Vagina’s Sake. All these names have the same so-called “ear-piercing” key word—VAGINA. “Vagina. I’ve said it”, this is a speaking process as well as an acting process; this is a self-awakening process as well as a public-accepting process; this is a learning-recognizing process as well as a localizing process. After ten years, we could revisit the stories of vaginas. We could talk to the participants, visit current actors and listen to their vagina stories.
The Chinese Department of Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou) staged the Chinese debut of “The Vagina Monologues” in December 2003.