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Cast for "The Vagina Monologues" at WIU Announced

November 19, 2013


MACOMB, IL - Twenty students and one community member have been cast for the 2014 performance of "The Vagina Monologues," which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Western Illinois University Multicultural Center.

Tuesdai Perry, a junior theatre major from Gary, IN, will direct the production. Women's Center Graduate Assistant Alicia Guzman-Riley, a first year graduate student in Western's College Student Personnel Program from Shorewood, IL, is serving as production coordinator. Women’s Center Director Janine Cavicchia is the production adviser.

This year's cast includes:

Alumna/Macomb community member:
Caitlyn Herzlinger, MFA in theatre.

Students
ILLINOIS (by county and hometown)

ADAMS COUNTY
Quincy – Sarah Anderson, freshman, music education theatre major

CHICAGO
Zainab Bakare, freshman, art major
Brooke Dunlap, senior, broadcasting major
Tenisia “T” Adams, college student personnel graduate assistant

COOK COUNTY
Burbank- Holly Melendy, freshman, mathematics education major
Riverside- Samantha Liska, freshman, law enforcement and justice administration major

DUPAGE COUNTY
Itasca- Laura Hoske, senior, theatre major
Naperville – Kelsey Helms, freshman, music therapy major

KANKAKEE COUNTY
Momence – Jenna Sambrooks, junior, law enforcement and justice administration major

LAKE COUNTY
Libertyville– Shan Mei Jones, junior, forensic chemistry major

MONROE COUNTY
Waterloo - Leah Juenger, junior, communication major

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY
Rock Island – Kiah Clements, sophomore, theatre major

SANGAMON COUNTY
Pawnee – Rachel Stivers, junior, forensic chemistry major

SCHUYLER COUNTY
Frederick – Mariah Collins, freshman, English education major

WILLIAMSON COUNTY
Herrin- Cierce Carter, junior, forensic chemistry major

OUT-OF-STATE

IOWA
Brandon- Michelle Hunter, college student personnel graduate student

MINNESOTA
Centerville- Mandy Rae Fairbrother, college student personnel graduate student
Fort Madison- Isidra Borjas, freshman, music therapy major

NEW YORK
Buffalo- Suzanna “Suzie” Farner, college student personnel graduate student
Northport- Rebecca Novick, college student personnel graduate student

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

Money 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 Interpersonal Violence Prevention Initiative, the University Counseling Center, the Western Illinois Regional Council-Community Action Agency Victim Services and the V-Day Foundation.

Tickets, which go on sale after Dec. 9, will be $8 for students and $10 for non-students, and may be purchased in the Women’s Center, Multicultural Center 209, as well as at tables in the Union Concourse in January and February, and from V-Team (cast and crew) members. Payment can be made by cash or check, made payable to the WIU 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: WIU News, University Relations
Phone: (309) 298-1993 * Fax: (309) 298-1606