by Isaiah Martinez
edited by Luke Tracy
A play directed by junior Milana Tinaeva, called The Vagina Monologues, drew in 200 people on Wednesday evening in Spagnuolo hall.
Tinaeva said she organized the production to empower women, and to confront the subjects that don’t normally get talked about on a daily basis, such as verbal and physical abuse, along with other topics like rape and sexual abuse.
Junior Lexi Dasilva, who participated in the play, said, “We had a huge outcome, more people came than we expected.”
Tinaeva said, “The show was just like we planned. I took a look at the crowd and they gave me that ‘wow’ look, I feel extremely accomplished through all this. I am so proud of how the outcome turned out and I’m extremely proud of all the women that did this play with me.”
Dasilva said, “What better way to do this play on International Womens Day and spread awareness across the campus? I loved being a part of this and I feel completely accomplished and got the message out to spectators who came and saw the play.”
Sophomore Alisha Saint-Ciel, who was in the audience, said, “I loved every moment of it from start to finish, although there was a lot of touchy subject the performers talked and expressed them selves with so much emotion and so much heart I loved it so much.”
Although the play was free, there was a donation box, which went to a battered women shelter in Peterborough.