Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Vagina Monologues

I'm not sure that everyone is aware, but V Day is coming up, and with it, performances of Eve Einsler's brilliant Vagina Monologues at college campuses all over the country. I've seen the show every year for the past four, but this is the first time I'll be involved.

Don't get too excited - there's still no way I'm getting up on stage to act in front of people. Those of you who have seen my few musical theater mishaps from middle school will understand - it's not pretty. But, I'm using my musical talents for McMaster's production this year, and here is my request to all of you:

For those who have seen the show, or even haven't - I'm scoring the production with music between the various scenes. I'm trying to find things that speak to the various themes of the show, and preferably music that features women. Instrumental would be best, to not distract from the monologues, but that's not a must. Any suggestions would be most appreciated, and I'll be posting more details on the cause and my production as things get closer.

And a happy new year!


1 comment:

Ron Nurwisah, Boy Reporter said...

Hey Claire,

are we thinking female composers? That would be interesting because sadly too many of them have been largely ignored by the classical canon. Heck, I can't even think of any off the top of my head other than Clara Schumann and uhm, Hildegard von Bingen.

The other options is you could orchestrate certain pop songs about women to fit the tenor of the event. I mean an instrumental version of Alanis Morissette, or Le Tigre (!) would be pretty awesome.