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"The Vagina Monologues" Cast Chosen for February Performance

November 21, 2012


MACOMB, IL - - Twenty-two Western Illinois University students and one WIU staff member have been cast for “The Vagina Monologues,” which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 15-16 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at the WIU Multicultural Center.

Cierce Carter, a freshman forensic chemistry major from Edinburg (IL), is directing the production. Women’s Center graduate assistant Katelin (Katie) Mey, of Cleveland, OH, is the production coordinator. Women’s Center Director Janine Cavicchia is the production adviser.

This year’s cast includes:

WIU staff member:
Leah Statler of Marietta (IL), clerk in University Housing and Dining Services

Students:

ILLINOIS (by county and hometown)

CHICAGO
60608 - Andrea Medina, sophomore pre-social work major
60628 - Nicolette Barksdale, freshman theatre major
60639 - Cynthia Guzman, freshman engineering major

COOK COUNTY
Oak Forest - Tenesia (T) Adams, senior English major
Riverdale - Tierra Green, freshman clinical laboratory science major

HENRY COUNTY
Alpha - Audra Wilson, senior psychology major

KANE COUNTY
St. Charles - Carissa Bolvin, junior history major
St. Charles - Jessica Cornelio, senior communication major

MCDONOUGH COUNTY
Macomb - Christine Bailey, junior forensic chemistry major
Macomb - Jennarae DePorter, senior pre-elementary education major
Macomb - Elizabeth Dunn, junior English and art major

MCHENRY COUNTY
Crystal Lake - Kristi Manwill, college student personnel graduate student
MONROE COUNTY
Waterloo - Leah Juenger, sophomore communication major

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY
Rock Island - Margaret (Megan) Hasselroth, junior sociology major

WHITESIDE COUNTY
Prophetstown - Stephanie Jacobs, junior psychology major

WILL COUNTY
Joliet - Alicia Guzman-Riley, senior law enforcement and justice administration and women's studies major

OUT-OF-STATE

INDIANA
Gary - Tuesdai Perry, sophomore musical theatre major

IOWA
Davenport - Toria Duffey, sophomore broadcasting and journalism major
Davenport - Kelsey Jones, junior broadcasting major
Eldridge - Hollie Butcher, college student personnel graduate student

NEW YORK
Boston – Suzanna (Suzie) Farner, college student personnel graduate student

OHIO
Cleveland – Katelin (Katie) Mey, college student personnel graduate student

“The Vagina Monologues” is part of the V-Day College Campaign sponsored by the WIU Women’s Center and Western’s Feminist Action Alliance (FAA) student organization. This year’s spotlight campaign is One Billion Rising.

Funds raised by the performance will be donated to organizations and causes that provide violence prevention education and survivor support services, including the Women’s Center, the Western Illinois Regional Council-Community Action Agency Victim Services, University Counseling Center and the V-Day Foundation.

Tickets, which go on sale after December 3, will be $10 for students and $12 for non-students and may be purchased from V-Team (cast and crew) members and in the Women’s Center, Multicultural Center, room 209, as well as at tables in the University Union concourse in January and February 2013. Payment can be made by cash or check made payable to the Women’s Center.

For more information about the V-Day Worldwide Campaign, visit vday.org. For more information about local V-Day activities, visit wiu.edu/wc or facebook.com/WIUWomensCenter, or contact the Women's Center at (309) 298-2242 or womenscenter@wiu.edu.

Posted By: Alisha Barnett, University Relations
Phone: (309) 298-1993 * Fax: (309) 298-1606