Faculty, Staff Invited to Participate in ‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer’

mmrpThe Campus Violence Prevention Program is looking for faculty and staff to collaborate on a production of “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer,” a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels: brutality, neglect, a punch, even a put-down. The volume features such authors and topics as: Edward Albee on S&M; Maya Angelou on women’s work; Michael Cunningham on self-mutilation; Dave Eggers on a Sudanese abduction; Edwidge Danticat on a border crossing; Carol Gilligan on a daughter witnessing her mother being hit; Susan Miller on raising a son as a single mother; Sharon Olds on a bra; Patricia Bosworth on her own physically abusive relationship; Jane Fonda on reclaiming our Mojo; and many more.

Currently one production is scheduled for Feb. 14 in the University Center lobby, but the Campus Violence Prevention Program is considering adding a second evening performance. Please contact Donna St. Sauver at 986-6899 or cvpp@semo.edu for more information or to get involved.