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Join us in February for
VDAY SANTA MONICA

FEBRUARY 17 | THE BROAD STAGE

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VDAY Santa Monica is a one-night only benefit raising awareness and funds for VDAY.org and PeaceOverViolence.org — organizations committed to ending violence to women.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the VDAY campaign, VDAY Santa Monica offers you an evening that includes a benefit performance of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, AFTER PARTY + SILENT AUCTION.

This dynamic event is held at the elegant, state of the art Broad Stage and promises an unparalleled night on the town, rooted in the VDAY mission:

“V-day is a movement: an organized effort to finally end violence against women. V-Day is a vision: we see a civilization where women live in freedom and safety. V-Day is a spirit: affirming that life should be alive creating and thriving rather than surviving or recovering from terrible atrocities. V-Day is a catalyst: by raising wide public awareness of the issue, it will reinvigorate efforts already under way and commence new initiatives in publicity, education, and law. V-Day is a vital ongoing process: we proclaim Valentine's Day as V'day until the violence against women stops, and the it will become Victory Day.”

– Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES FEATURING:

Garcelle Beauvais

Named one of People Magazine’s highly-­‐coveted 50 Most Beautiful in 2014, Haitian-­‐ born actress Garcelle Beauvais immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with her mother and sisters, and has since charmed audiences with her dramatic and comedic abilities.   More...

Frances Fisher

Born in Milford On-Sea, England, Frances Fisher has starred in over 30 theatrical productions including Elia Kazan’s The Chain; 1984Fool For Love; Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; Orpheus Descending; Arthur Miller’s last play Finishing The Picture; The Cherry Orchard  and Three More Sleepless Nights (Drama League Award)  More...

Deborah Kagan

A longtime fan of Eve Ensler and everything vagina friendly, Speaker/Author/Mojo Recovery Specialist, Deborah Kagan is over the moon about producing and performing in her third VDAY Santa Monica. She is dedicated to living out loud, speaking the truth and shedding light on the places that appear dark.  More...

Cheri Oteri

Cheri Oteri was born in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia and later moved to LA where she worked in promotions for A&M Records. She joined the Groundlings, and in 1995 the producers of “Saturday Night Live” saw one of her monologues, which led to an audition and eventually being hired as a cast member where she starred for five seasons.  More...

Jody Vaclav

A native of Colorado, Jody moved to California after acquiring a degree in Neuro-Psychology. Working for UCLA's Neuro-Psychiatric Research Institute, she worked on various research grants studying everything from Schizophrenia to Alzheimer's along with working with developmentally disabled patients at Camarillo State Hospital.  More...

Gia Carides

Gia Carides is an Australian actress who has been working since age twelve in film, TV and in theatre. She has been nominated twice for AFI Awards, for her work in Strictly Ballroom (Best Supporting Actress) and Brilliant Lies (Best Actress), and is probably best known in the states for playing cousin Nikki in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 and 2 and Robin Swallows in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.  Other films include Year One, Stick It, Bad Company and Primary Colors.  TV: HBO's Big Little Lies and David Lynch's Twin Peaks 2.

Jane Fonda

Two- time Academy Award® winner (Best Actress for Klute and Coming Home), three-time Golden Globe® winner, and recipient of the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award. Otherr credits include The China Syndrome, Nine to Five, On Golden Pond, The Butler, Better Living Through Chemistry, This is Where I Leave You. She received a Tony Award nom for her role in Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations.  More...

Wendie Malick

Wendie Malick is on the board of The Environmental Media Association, and is a spokesperson for The Humane Society of the United States and Return to Freedom, a wild horse sanctuary and advocacy group. Read more...

 

Ashlee Marie Preston

Ashlee Marie Preston is a trans activist, media personality, writer, speaker and educator. She is historically the first trans woman to become Editor in Chief of a national publication. Ashlee Marie has been featured by NBC, New York Times, More...

Suzanne Whang

Suzanne Whang is best known as the decade-long host of HGTV’s unstoppable hit cable show, House Hunters. TV viewers also know the multi-talented Whang as a dexterous character actor, most notably appearing for four consecutive seasons as Polly the spa manager on NBC’s Las Vegas. More...

Rosario Dawson

Wendy Hammers

Last year. Ms. Hammers had Pancreatic cancer. This year, she’s in this show. This is better. TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Sopranos, Oprah, Craig Ferguson. Theatre: Grey Nomad (ATC), undressing new jersey (Drama Logue), Laughing Wild (Drama Logue), and a national tour of her solo show Ripe, which the LA Times called: part stand-up confessional, part booty shakin’ biography. More...

Dylan McDermott

Mindy Sterling

An original member of The Groundlings, Mindy is a two time Emmy Nominee for Best Actress in Short Form Comedy or Drama for her work on Con Man and Secs and Execs, and probably best  known for her character portrayal of The Frau Farbissina, Dr. Evil’s German henchwoman and lover in all three Austin Powers Films.  More...

*all performers subject to final availability

DIRECTED BY:

Jeremy Kagan

Jeremy Kagan is an internationally recognized director, writer, and producer of feature films and television and a popular teacher. His most recent feature SHOT about what one bullet does to many lives after a theatrical run is now on iTunes and Amazon. Among his past feature film credits are Heroes about a returning vet, the political thriller The Big Fix, The Chosen (two-time Grand Prize winner), .. More...

AFTER PARTY FEATURING:

DJ Jeremy Sole

Jeremy Sole is on a mission to show how music is a singular universal language, and that each culture’s rhythms and melodies are no more than slang--different accents of the same mother tongue. His DJ sets, remixes and original compositions juxtapose world sounds and experimental beats into a sonic ritual - a celebration of life out loud. More...

Rie Katagiri

Rie Katagiri is the creatrix of Erotic Movement Arts based in Los Angeles.
Her background in many healing modalities such as Bodywork, Qi Gong and Yoga along with instructing and performing in the erotic and pole dancing world, weaves seamlessly into the movement she has developed. More...

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