Over the past few months, I’ve had the wonderful honor of directing 23 women to help them put on a fantastic show. Alongside my co-director, we were able to help everyone in The Vagina Monologues get ready to perform. Every year, McDaniel puts on The Vagina Monologues as a fundrasier and a way to raise awareness about violence against women. I have been involved in the show all four years here at McDaniel. Since this is the 10th anniversary of the show, it was a special year to be in charge.
The week of the show was an absolute roller coaster. There was so much that had to be done and so little time to do it. However, all week, even while I was super stressed, I knew that everything I was doing was being done for a good cause. I was very excited about the weekend of the show because I knew that seeing all of our hard work pay off would feel fantastic. Throughout the weekend, it was great to see people come out to support our cause and the work of our cast members. It touched my heart to see how many people were willing to come out on a very cold weekend to support the cause.
Overall, I’m very proud of the way the show turned out and I’m so glad that I could be such a large part of it my senior year. We’re donating 10% of our proceeds to V-Day, the international organization that promotes The Vagina Monologues, 45% to Rape Crisis Intervention Services of Carroll County, and 45% to Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland.