Performance: Goshen Monologues performance
Date and time: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Church-Chapel
Cost: Free and open to the public
*This performance contains potentially triggering content.
*Spanish and ASL interpreting will be available.
Goshen College faculty, staff and student women will perform stories about friendship, sexuality, body image, trauma and triumph in the fourth annual Goshen Monologues on Saturday, March 11. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. in the Goshen College Church-Chapel and is free and open to the public.
This year, 37 participants will perform 50 true stories of womanhood in various forms – including poetry, letters and monologues – all collected as anonymous stories from Goshen College women and non-binary students.
“This year we are very excited to have more stories from faculty and staff than previous years,” said Anya Slabaugh, a senior from Kalona, Iowa, who helped organize this year’s event. “We have a much smaller cast this year but they bring a large amount of energy and dedication. The stories include a wide variety of topics including mental health, racism, non-binary identities, womanhood, sexual violence, SST reflections, abuse, empowerment, love, family, immigration, identity, vocation/calling, appreciation for the Goshen community and more.”
Utilizing both group performance and individual monologues, the performance will address not only the darker realities that society imposes upon the female gender, but also celebrate the joyful and encouraging moments of womanhood.
The performance will run about an hour and a half.