By Adam Hetrick
18 May 2014
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Morris Gilbert and Federico González Compeán, who are the producers of the long-running Mexico City production of Los Monólogos de la Vagina, present the New York return that is directed by Jaime Matarredona. Previews began May 6.
Akin to the previous Off-Broadway model, Los Monólogos de la Vagina features a cast of rotating actresses.
The cast schedule follows:
June 3-22: Daphne Rubin-Vega, Maria Cellario and Flor de Liz Perez
The New York production is modeled after the Mexico City production. Portions of tickets sold benefit Ensler's global activism campaign V-Day, which seeks to end violence against women.
The original Obie Award-winning production of The Vagina Monologues played 1,381 performances at The Westside Theatre from 1999 to 2003. It has played in over 140 countries and in over 48 languages. A television version featuring Ensler was produced for HBO in 2002.
Ensler's plays include Necessary Targets, The Treatment, The Good Body and Emotional Creature. Her new play O.P.C. will premiere at the American Repertory Theater in November. She is the recipient of the 2011 Isabelle Stevenson Award.