Ali Stroker & ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lin Tucci to Bring THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES to New York Prisons
The show will feature an inclusive cast of formerly incarcerated women, activists and professional actresses from film, TV & Broadway. Joining Ali & Lin will be Tanya Wright (who co-starred on True Blood & NYPD Blue), Belinda Allyn (who also made her Broadway debut recently in Allegiance), Rhonda Covington, Sharon Richardson, Vanda Seward, Julia Crockett, Erica Camarano, and Dana Levinson.
The production is presented by Mightee Shero Productions (Executive Producers Elizabeth Mackintosh and Elyse Sholk) in conjunction with V-Day and will be directed by Ira Kip.
This special V-Day production of The Vagina Monologues will first go to the Taconic Correctional Facility on 4/18, then The Fortune Society (4/19), the Cherry Lane Theatre (4/20), the Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility (4/21) & the Queensboro Correctional Facility (4/22). To learn more about V?Day visit www.vday.org.
Ali, who is also going to be a special guest speaker at the Disability Matters Conference on 4/21 in Durham, NC, has the distinction of being the first performer in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway with her recent debut in Spring Awakening. An advocate for people with different abilities, she also guest-starred on Season 4 of the Emmy Award-winning FOX show Glee and appeared as a finalist on the TV reality show competition The Glee Project. A graduate of New York University, Ali was also the first person in a wheelchair to graduate from The Tisch School of the Arts' prestigious Drama Program. Stroker has had solo performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and New York's Town Hall, in addition to concert performances at Lincoln Center and Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC.
Ali also travels to South Africa several times each year with the non-profit organization ARTS InsideOut, where she leads theater classes & workshops for women & children affected by HIV & AIDS. She also a Co-Chair of Women Who Care, which supports United Cerebral Palsy of NYC and she's a Founding Member of BE MORE HEROIC, an anti-bullying campaign which tours the U.S. connecting with thousands of students each year. Ali was born & raised in New Jersey and currently resides in Manhattan.
For more information on Ali, visit www.AliStroker.com.