Emotional Creature
by Eve Ensler

PRESENTED BY Katy Koop, with the help of Women's Theatre Festival, Sonorous Road, and 21 GoFundMe backers

About:

Based on Eve Ensler’s book of original monologues about and for girls, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, the play Emotional Creature uses monologue and dance to inspire girls to take agency over their minds, bodies, hearts and curiosities.

The work chronicles stories inspired by girls around the globe. Too often girls must struggle between remaining strong and true to themselves and conforming to society’s expectations in an attempt to please.

Emotional Creature is a celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls everywhere to speak up, empower themselves, and follow their dreams.

Schedule:

For our Raleigh, NC based production casting is open for teens aged 13-18 to both female identifying with she/her pronouns and those outside the binary. While the play is defined as stories about women and girls around the world, Ensler's work has had a history of being alienating to those outside the gender binary. In our production we want to correct that. 

In addition, in a practice similar to The Vagina Monologues, the production will be casted, rehearsed, and performed in one week. There will be no memorization and non actors are welcome to be involved.

Performances:

All Shows at Sonorous Road:

  • Friday March 10th 8pm (Call 7pm)
  • Saturday March 11th 8pm (Call 7pm)
  • Sunday March 12 3pm (Call 2pm)

Proceeds will benefit the VDAYRAINNKIVA, and Sonorous Road. 

Auditions:

Monday March 6th 7pm-9pm including a dialogue about Gender and Activist Theatre and cold readings.

Those casted will be notified by email of their monologues and will have the scripts emailed to them. Scripts will be provided and the performance will have minimal memorization, if any. 6 Roles are explicitly open, but with the song and dance component of Emotional Creature, as many will be cast as possible. 

Rehearsals:

Tuesday March 7th and Wednesday 6:30pm- 9pm March 8th.

Work will be done on monologues one on one and as a group and we will start and solidify blocking. 

Tech Rehearsal

Thursday March 9th 6:00 pm Tech, 7pm Actors

Rehearsal will start with a Q2Q and then we will run through the full show. This rehearsal will also serve as a dress rehearsal.