If you didn’t see Body Politics 2010, a show presented on April 16 and 17, you missed the most powerful and engaging performance of the semester. Presented by the Women of Color Leadership Network (WCLN), a program of the Everywoman’s Center, Body Politics 2010 is a collection of monologues written by and talking about women of color. During this year’s performance, 18 women transcended their roles as students, faculty, mothers and daughters to share their deepest emotions with a crowded Bowker Auditorium.
A sell-out for both nights of its performance, “The Vagina Monologues” made a large impact on the University of Massachusetts community this weekend.
They meet every Sunday as an entire group, with a supplemental smaller meeting during the week, to discuss one thing: their vaginas. The cast of the “Vagina Monologues,” coming to Bowker Auditorium Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., has been rehearsing for just under a month, and is made up of over 40 women. While most are University of Massachusetts students, members also include staff from the Everywoman’s Center, a haven for students of any gender expression to turn to for help.
Thursday night’s kick-off event, “UMass’ Best Dance Crew,” brought crowds that packed every corner of the Fine Arts Center, which holds approximately 19,000 students.
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Sketch 22, which currently is made up of 12 members, performs self-written sketches at various events throughout the semester. The group holds voting meetings at the beginning of each semester, where everyone is required to write two full comedy sketches.