The Drama Gears Up for 'The Vagina Monologues' and 'Xenophilia'

One of the longest running clubs at the Academy is gearing up for their spring events, including a performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues later this month

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Academy of Art University’s Drama Club, one of the longest running clubs on campus, is hosting Xenophilia, the mother of all talent shows on May 1. Since 2000, they have performed a plethora of spectacular performances that have inspired and entertained both students and San Francisco locals alike.

The idea for this year’s talent show came from Drama Club President, Tyler Eldridge, who has worked to bring the best quality services and entertainment to the students in all five years of his attendance. The talent show will be held at the 79 New Montgomery theater at 8 p.m. and will feature talents from students all across campus.

The Drama Club is also presenting Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues on Friday, April 17 at the 79 New Montgomery theater and will begin at 8 p.m.

Ensler traveled the world interviewing women from all walks of life and asked them to speak of their own connection and experiences in relation to their bodies. Some of the monologues are outrageously funny, others tragic and emotionally gripping. The play breaks the taboo of silence on the subject of sexual violence against women while celebrating the human spirit.

This year’s show is directed by Janine Hartmann and Elizabeth Reyes and will benefit SF S.A.F.E. (Safety Awareness for Everyone).

For more information about the Drama Club, please contact Tyler Eldridge at