Izzy Elliot, Guest Writer
Last week, students at Guilford College put on another wonderful performance of The Vagina Monologues and A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer. Two members of the cast share their thoughts on being part of the productions.
“I think that what is most powerful about MMRP is that it’s a reminder of the importance of storytelling. It’s a reminder to hear each other, and to learn from each other. From there we can develop solidarity and hopefully create change.”
“This was my first experience on stage, and my first experience being apart of the Guilford community. I tried out for the play because I was fresh off a break up and feeling like crap and I also was feeling completely disconnected from the students of Guilford College, despite how much I loved the school. I tried out on a whim and was given the part I wanted: My Short Skirt. Throughout the audition, rehearsal, and actual performance process I developed connections with women on campus that made me feel rooted to its community, even though I am older and live on the other side of town. I had awesome conversations about being a woman and by the time the play rolled around campus started to feel like a second home-one full of adorable, dysfunctional people that genuinely want to make the world a better place.”