The Vagina Monologues Director/Producer Application
Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, February 14, 2013 Performances: February 15 & 16
The Vagina Monologues is a show performed by Portland State University students every February. The show benefits the Women's Resource Center's Interpersonal Violence Program. Every year the show is performed in the Smith Memorial Student Union for the two weekend nights closest to February 14th, the global day against sexual violence.
There are many aspects to the show, including art work, tabling, music, donations and raffle items from local businesses.
The Director and Producer will be asked to assemble a team of people to work on the show. Team members include a stage manager, publicity coordinator, tabling coordinator, costume coordinator, program designer, poster/t-shirt designer, cast party/gift coordinator, sound/lighting/film coordinator. These positions can be modified to meet the strengths of your team, but each one is important to the success of the show.
The Director and Producer are also responsible for ensuring that all students complete their assignments, and for organizing materials, initiating discussions, and ensuring that the mission of the Women's Resource Center is a real and present part of the production. Students in the Director and Producer role are required to make a commitment to the show during Fall and Winter term.
Students seeking practicum are preferred. This practicum is for Fall and Winter quarters, eligible for 3 credits per quarter, completing your practicum requirements.
• Recruit volunteers for production team
• Oversee all aspects of the production of two nights of The Vagina Monologues fundraiser event
• Delegate responsibilities regarding publicity, fundraising, tabling, volunteers, and logistics
• Maintain a backwards plan and budget with the WRC Office Manager and Events Coordinator and hold weekly meeting with staff
• Oversee fundraising efforts
• coordinate all logistical details
• Recruit community organizations to table
• Work with scheduling and sound for production logistics
• Organize a publicity plan including distribution and design of the poster, postcards, and program
• Register event with V-Day.org and complete the follow up evaluation
• Communicate consistently with the WRC Director and events coordinator ensuring that all WRC obligations and policies are adhered to.
• Ensure that the event and related materials are in keeping with WRC vision and mission.
• Strong leadership and organizational skills
• Ability to work in group
• Interest and event planning skills
• Good communication skills with both students and faculty/staff
• Ability to work under stressful situations
• A desire to end sexual violence towards women
• Event planning experience
• Learn about the phenomenon of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues
• Develop leadership skills, including group facilitation, holding others accountable
• develop community partnerships with outside organizations such as Portland Women’s Crisis Line and others
• Excellent fundraising experience
• Volunteer coordination experience