Students to bring back monologues

Keith Hartman, Copy Editor

At 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 16 students are to take to the stage in the production of “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, a Prayer.”

This will be Pitt-Johnstown sophomore Kevin Keen’s directorial debut.

“I wanted to throw myself in the fire and I figured this was a good project to start with.

“I like the message that it sends out. I’ve always been active with community service so, when I heard about this, I really wanted to do it.”

The production is a part of “The Vagina Monologues” produced by students last spring semester. This year’s edition is to include pieces done by men as well.

Director of Student Life Sherri Rae, who is organizing the production, said they had a lot of men who expressed interest in the project and decided on new monologues.

“These are a different set of monologues written after the original by Eve Ensler. They are meant more as a response. They (the V-day Foundation) reached out to famous writers and comedians for the writings.”

Senior Sarah McPartland, who was involved with last spring production, along with Keen and Rae, helped to pick the monologues to be read.

“I love the monologues, so when Rae came to me about a production with men and women, I was all about it,” McPartland said.

McPartland said they tried to pick pieces that hit home and were effective in raising rape and domestic violence awareness.

Student tickets are $3 with 10 percent of proceeds going to Ensler’s V-day Foundation and 90 percent going to Victim Services Inc. of Johnstown.