International Cast Of Women To Perform In A Production Of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES In New York To Raise Funds For Women In Need

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A production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" featuring a cast of women from all over the world will be performed at The Producer's Club on the 22nd of June in Hell's Kitchen. Tickets for the show are donation based and all proceeds will go towards charities and organizations that support women's rights or provide aid for underprivileged women.

"The Vagina Monologues has always resonated with me as I have always been so outspoken about my vagina and the "taboo" topics surrounding it and it's always upset me that women feel ashamed to discuss their most powerful body part, so I wanted to showcase these amazing monologues performed by an amazing cast of international beautiful females! We hope you enjoy the show!" - Elizabeth Pickering Hopland (British/Norwegian Actress and Producer)

"We strongly believe in the value that women should support other women and we have construed the production in a manner that shows a diverse group of women supporting each other by sharing personal experiences in a open, safe and nonjudgmental environment." - Elena du Pisanie (South African Actress)

"The Vagina Monologues" is extremely relevant, especially in the light of recent events in the entertainment industry as it touches on subjects of rape, the oppression, objectification and abuse of women - things that are not only prevalent in this industry, but in all industries worldwide. It also empowers women by shedding light on certain subjects that are often seen as taboo and it boldly uncovers the strength and wonder that lies in being a woman.

The cast includes women from various countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and North America with a vision to unite on stage in the hope of empowering women from different ethnicities, religions, races, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds.

Joanna Pickering

British actress, writer, producer and activist. She has made over 20 independent films worldwide - experimental, political, artistic and commercial. She has recently completed an independent art feature film co-starring with Alice Eve and Benn Northover by director Josephine Meekseper, with its US debut at The Whitney Museum in May. She is currently shooting an independent thriller "Alice Fades Away" with an Emmy Award winning cast. Joanna is a member of The Primitive Grace Theater ensemble working with artistic directors Paul Calderon and David Zyas in New York.She is also a published writer on matters of gender inequality, as well as speaking on the women's panels for The Imagine Female International Film Festival, and New York Independent Film Festival in 2018.

She is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment for literary and acting.

Elizabeth Pickering Hopland

British/ Norwegian actress based in Brooklyn. She is a recent graduate of the 2 year acting for Film course at the New York Film academy and she is now working full time as an actor in New York. She has recently done 3 shows at the producers club, and The Vagina Monologues will be the first show that she has produced. She is very excited to share our show with you all!!

Elena du Pisanie

South African actress and model. She has been acting from a very young age and had the privilege of being in many theatre productions in South Africa during her childhood and her teenage years. In 2016 she made the big move from South Africa to New York to study acting on a talent based scholarship at the New York Film Academy. After completing her studies, She has been in various independent and Off Broadway theatre productions as well numerous independent films, including a short film that had it's world premiere at Sundance earlier this year. She is so excited to be a part of this beautiful, courageous cast of women!

Marcia Becher

Actress and singer born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

MFA from the National University of Arts in Argentina.

A scholarship from the New York Film Academy brought her to NYC two years ago where she's now working in theatre and music.

Tina WongLu

Graduated with a BFA in Acting in Brooklyn College in 2015. Her proudest work is making her first short film "Hacenta" (available on YouTube) and starting a Production Company called TWsquaredProductions. She's passionate about the process of making stories come to light and hope to do that for the rest of her life.

Ceren Ergenekon

For as long as she can remember Ceren has been a dreamer with a great passion for storytelling and acting. Finding the right kind of crazy and creativity she loves within theatre world. She started out by studying Journalism in college and was working as a formats manager in her hometown of Istanbul, Turkey. Managing four critically acclaimed Turkish tv series. However, her desire to continue her pursuit of acting eventually brought her all way here to New York City. Ceren studied both acting for film and screenwriting at New York Film Academy. Now she is actively working as a writer, actress, and formats manager.

Saakshee Sharmaa

20 year old actress from India. She graduated from Actor Prepares in India, Mumbai and now recently graduated from the New York Film Academy. She's been in corporate films with the Child Protective Services and done various Off-off Broadway plays in NYC.

Alexandrea Mallia

Meisner trained actress, dedicated illustrator, artist based in NYC. She studied acting at New York Film Academy. Alexandrea has always had an intense passion for acting and creating content that she could no longer deny after first studying animation and visual arts for several years, in Saint Louis, Missouri,Tokyo, Japan and Kyoto, Japan. Having spent those years abroad has blossomed a deep love for culture and people within Alexandrea, and she is excited to be part of this performance that celebrates and educates about women from all walks of life. Along with being able to perform side by side with cherished friends who come from all over the world and provide Alexandrea with constant inspiration, she is grateful to be part of a production that makes her proud of having a vagina.

Gaby Georgeson

South African actress, singer and writer. She is currently living and working in New York City and working on two off off broadway plays. She has appeared in several plays, web series and short films throughout her career. She has performed in several plays festivals and was a co-creator of the thrilling "Welcome to the Zoo". She has trained in acting at the New York Film Academy and Rhodes University. She also has the award winning Jim Jermanok as her mentor. Gaby can currently be found performing in the spectacular show, "The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler.

Abigail Wilson

Actress and comedian. Abigail has always had a passion for acting and making people laugh. She attended a performing arts high school in Florida and performed in many productions during her school years. She furthered her acting training by attending conservatory programs at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and the New York Film Academy. Abigail has been in various independent short films and plays and she recently made her debut in stand up comedy. She has also performed improv at The Pit in New York City. She is very excited to be a part of this production of "The Vagina Monologues".

Maria Raine

Bulgarian Born Actress who was raised between Russia, the US and the UK. She trained at various part time schools around London (Method Acting, LAMDA training, Identity School of Acting and The Unseen) Maria also trained privately with Sir Timothy Ackroyd, who has become her mentor. She recently completed a year at NYFA on a talent based scholarship.

The show will take place on Friday, the 22nd of June, at the Producer's Club at 8pm in the Sonnet Theatre. Tickets are donation based at the door.

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