An event every 2 days that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until February 20, 2017
Yhe women of the Black Box Improv Theater in downtown Dayton will be taking the stage to perform the award-winning play. Through conducting their unique spin with The Vagina Monologues, the group have always announced their participation in V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and to support local organizations.
“This is an important issue for everyone. An average of three women are murdered every day due to domestic violence. I think we can all agree that violence against women and girls must stop,” said Black Box performer Libby Scancarello, who is producing and directing the show. “I’ve produced this event twice before to raise money for local organizations. I am happy to be presenting it again with the women of this theater, who are so talented and diverse.”
For the local adaptation of The Vagina Monologues, all of the proceeds will be going to The Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, Inc. Established in 1979, the shelter helps provide assistance for any woman man, with or without children, who lack a safe, stable place to live. Victims of sexual assault, human trafficking, domestic violence, along with homeless individuals and families are offered immediate housing and protection. “We’re grateful for Libby and this team of women,” said Barbara Holman, Director of the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County. “The women, men, and children we serve will benefit in critical ways from the proceeds of this show.”