First batch of monologues posted

Me Too Monologues cast (Not pictured: Chrissy Ziccarelli)

Me Too Monologues cast (Not pictured: Chrissy Ziccarelli)

Hey everyone,

This is long time coming, but here’s the first batch from the show. The video quality isn’t excellent (it’s our first year, we’re learning!), but the essence is there.

Our show had a great turnout. We had estimated that maybe 80-90 students would come to see a monologues show about race relations. Days before the event, over 300 had RSVPed on the Facebook event. The location was moved two days before the event to White Lecture Hall, which seats around 300 people. The day of the event, people were overflowing onto the stairs, the floor, and tables. We had around 350 people attend.

Maja performing "Finals"

Maja performing "Finals"

The show went on without a hitch, free tshirts were distributed, and the show was a success. Students and administrators had a range of experiences, many saying that this was the first time they had ever discussed race relations with their friends.

Talking about race in such an honest setting started some heated discussions afterward. The Center for Race Relations hosted a series of dialogues after the show, reperforming select monologues and having a discussion afterward about issues raised.

The show was a great success. We will be doing it again next year, so keep an eye out for more news! If you’re interested in production, performing, or submitting a monologue, please email metoomonologues@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
Priyanka Chaurasia
Creator, Me Too Monologues

Co-President, Center of Race Relations
Duke University

Priyanka in front of the audience

In front of the audience. It's packed!

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