The Vagina Monologues The Vagina Monologues

                                                                                             

 

In 2005, Casa Valentina first opened its doors with seed funding from a performance of Eve Ensler's renowned play, The Vagina Monologues. Coming full circle, the February 23rd benefit production will commemorate over a decade of Casa Valentina's service to youth aging out of foster care, and their incredible battle to overcome sometimes insurmountable odds on their way to indpendence.

The Vagina Monologues addresses the feminine experience, touching on matters such as love, birth, rape, and sex. A binding theme throughout these poignant, moving, and hilarious stories is the celebration of the vagina as a tool for feminine empowerment and individuality.

 

Don't miss out on your opportunity to experience this groundbreaking work!

                                                                                                                   

 

There are also sponsorship opportunities available to highlight your business. For more information, download our Sponsorship Package today!

                                                            


We are thrilled to be able to bring back this important theatrical work to Miami for a 2017 performance to benefit Casa Valentina and the work we do to ensure our youth have the tools to successfully transition into adulthood.

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls by raising funds and awareness through benefit productions of Eve Ensler's award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues. The Vagina Monologues will serve as the cornerstone of Miami's V-Day activities. You can learn more about the movement by visiting One Billion Rising or clicking the video below:

      

 


Hear the many voices of our cast & crew about why they decided to participate in this historic production:

                       

Cast members Dominique & Michelle share why participating in the The Vagina Monologues is so important to them.

 

  

Assistant producer Sydney shares how she came to be a part of this project.  

 

Catch some of the behind-the-scenes action!

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NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH + MARCH MADNESS

NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH + MARCH MADNESS

It's March, and while many are talking about MARCH MADNESS and which schools will be in the Final Four, it’s also National Social Work Month. It’s also important to note that one up and coming basketball star wouldn't be where he is today if it weren't for a Social Worker.

Meet Notre Dame Guard Demetrius Jackson. Jackson was 12 years old when he was placed into foster care. He was one of the lucky ones – it took “only” two years and “only” two foster homes before his Social Worker was able to place him in a “forever” home with his new family. Before he became the all-time leading scorer in St. Joseph County with 1,934 career points, Jackson was a sixth-grader with a father in jail, and a mother and siblings he left behind.

The White House officially recognized March as National Professional Social Work Month in 1984. Professional social workers assist individuals, groups, or communities to restore or enhance their capacity for social functioning, while creating societal conditions favorable to their goals. The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior, of social, economic and cultural institutions, and of the interaction of all these factors; it is for that reason that we want to highlight one of our own.

Meet Alex Zuccaro, a Program Coordinator at Casa Valentina in charge of seven young men. Alex entered the Social Work field in 2005, joining the Department of Labor as a Counselor with Job Corp. and later becoming a Guardian ad Litem and Youth Advocate in our state’s capitol. Alex describes his most rewarding experience as working with clients and still keeping up with them after they’ve moved. Since becoming a Social Worker, he has noticed changes for the better and sees the system as evolving, however he also sees the biggest challenge for these young men is a lack of community services and accessibility of those services for them to advance in their lives.

Alex has been with Casa Valentina since 2011 and in that time has helped the lives of over 15 young men, many of whom have experienced more than two foster homes, have been in foster care for more than two years and were not placed with a “forever” family. To Casa Valentina, Alex Zuccaro is a star. He may not be hitting three-pointers for a Final-Four team, but he knows that the work he does, as well as the work other Social Workers do, allow for former foster care youth like Demetrius Jackson, to succeed and win at life.

So while you’re completing your brackets at work, school, home, try and share this new tidbit. If it weren’t for a Social Worker helping a young boy in rural Indiana, March Madness might be a lot different this year, so thank a Social Worker for all that they do.

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 This week, the world lost the talented Mary Tyler Moore. Her portrayal of modern woman Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show was a groundbreaking achievement, as the show spotlighted the adventures of a single, professional woman in the big city. She showed the world that women can be and do anything they want.

As we gear up for the incredible groundbreaking production of The Vagina Monologues on February 23rd, we remember those amazing women who gave voice to issues facing women yesterday and today.

Join us at the Olympia Theater on Thursday, February 23rd for The Vagina Monologues!

                                                                                                  

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