Garden State Players Casting Play to Benefit 180 Turning Lives Around

Meeting for potential cast,volunteers for Garden State Players’ production of “The Vagina Monologues: The V-Day Campaign” 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Cullen Center, Hazlet. No experience needed

Theater company seeking performers, other volunteers, for April’s performance of Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues: The V-Day Campaign’

Garden State Players is casting for its second annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues: The V-Day Campaign” to benefit 180 Turning Lives Around.  GSP is seeking women interested in helping in all areas from performing to the production team. For the 2013 performance, GSP is seeking  a wide variety of passionate, dedicated women with various talents and careers, who are willing to push through their normal comfort zone and wear the hats of “activist.”  The performers will read from script cards as opposed to memorization, a convention  used in all the professional productions of the play that reminds the audience that these are real women's stories.  “The Vagina Monologues” will run three consecutive Tuesdays on  April 2, 9, and 16 at Trinity Restaurant in Keyport.

Last year, GSP produced  two extraordinary performances to sold out crowds raising $3,000 for 180 Turning Lives Around and the V-Day Campaign. GSP had a cast of 12 amazing woman, none of whom were trained actors. In fact, they were average, everyday women who felt the need to make a difference in helping stop the violence.  At the end of each show, the audience rose to their feet cheering! 

Anyone interested in performing or helping with the production should attend  a production meeting  7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at Trinity Restaurant, 84 Broad Street, Keyport.  No experience is  needed.  There are many jobs that need filling besides performing. Due to the intensity, subject matter and strong language, no one under 18 will be cast in the show. 

180 Turning Lives Around, Inc., is a Monmouth County nonprofit organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence.   V-Day Campaign is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Ninety percent of the  ticket proceeds from the Garden State Players’ performance  will benefit Turning Lives Around.  Ten percent of ticket sales will go to the V-Day Campaign so this extraordinary event can continue to take place year after year... until the violence stops.

For more information, please contact Artistic Director Chuck Cutaia at Chuck@GardenStatePlayers.org.


Garden State Players is a nonprofit arts and entertainment organization that uses the performing arts as a fundraising platform for various local charities that affect our lives and touch our hearts.

Through a collective, collaborative process consisting of various artists with different levels of experience, we are able to foster a positive, educational creative outlet for everyone with a passion to make a difference through the love of the arts.

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Ellen Montemarano (Garden State Players) January 16, 2013 at 12:50 PM
The auditions/ production meeting will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at Trinity Restaurant, 84 Broad Street, Keyport.


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