Phoenix Center for the Arts invites the community to a week of programming centered around women. V-Week will be held February 13-17 at the Center's downtown Phoenix campus at 1202 N Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. This inaugural event seeks to delve deeper into conversations and movements that society has largely avoided or suppressed in the past. All proceeds will be donated to Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence and Spotlight on the Resistance.
V-Week events will start at 7:00pm each day, with an additional matinee performance at 3:00pm on Saturday, February 17. Each event will feature a different topic and group of women, followed by a performance with all female performers, including music and comedy. The week will be capped by performances of The Vagina Monologues in Spanish and English. The cost for tickets to each event is $10, available at the door or in advance at phoenixcenterforthearts.org. A weeklong pass is available for just $30. The Center also offers «pay what you can» ticketing at the door.
February 13th, 2018, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Feminist Variety Show and Luz de la Luna
Co-curated by Sonya Tarango presented by Overtly Sensitive: Two intersectional feminist comedians indulging in their core values to produce progressive content that challenge the white supremacist patriarchy.
Poet — Angelica Salazar
Director & Producer — Shanice Malakai
Vocalist — Cofey
Special performance by La Luz de La Luna:
A new collaborative ensemble bringing a raw and intimate approach to traditional Latin music. Growing up in Mexican families made up of musicians, the women of La Luz de La Luna are passionate about traditional Mexican styles such as Rancheras, Boleros and Huapangos and love to bring that passion to the people. Stripped down and raw, this simple approach allows these powerful songs to speak for themselves.
February 14th, 2018, 7:00pm-9:00pm
You're Really Pretty for a Girl in a Wheelchair, curated by Brenna Bean
A small group of passionate and strong-willed women bring to light important and semi-scandalous issues that differently-abled females encounter every day. This gang of wheelchair-using ladies will present candid and humorous insight into the life of a woman with a physical disability, that others may or may not be too afraid to ask.
Hot Mess Presents: Lady Time
The ladies of Hot Mess will answer the audience's burning questions about love, relationships and just how long to cook a turkey in the microwave.
Comprised of Jacque Arend and Stacey Reed Hanlon, JaxN Reed is a long-running house troupe at The Torch Theatre. Performing together for a solid twelve years, this improv duo has traveled, performed and taught across the United States, including shows in New York, Washington D.C., Austin, San Diego and Pittsburgh.
February 15th, 2018, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Honoring Indigenous Women, We Are Sacred, curated by Candace Hamana
We hope to engage a community of bold and inspiring women who want to connect and understand the issues that Native American women face, often at disproportionately higher rates. We also hope to share stories of triumph, courage and the empowerment that comes from our individual cultures and traditional teachings that taught us all women are sacred.
February 16th, 2018, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Los Monólogos de la Vagina, directed by Nuvia Enriquez
It's been a dream of mine to participate in The Vagina Monologues since I was 17. I'm super excited because of the opportunity we have to tell these stories which so many of us can identify with, especially at such an important time in history. I'm especially excited to be able to produce the show in Spanish, which hasn't been done in Phoenix since 2004.
February 17th, 2018, 3:00pm-5:00pm & 7:00pm-9:00pm
The Vagina Monologues, directed by Kelsey Potter
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