Emotional Creature

by Eve Ensler

Directed by Rosalyn Erat Benson

October 1–4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
October 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Gates-Abegglen Theatre

Tickets: $10 Adult, $8 Senior, $7 Student


In Emotional Creature, Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues offers an empowering view of being human and being female. Through a series of stories, songs, and monologues, the production celebrates the diversity and commonality both personal and political, of the issues girls and women face across varying cultures and continents.


Panel Discussion: "Cultural Influences that Shape our Identity"
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Studio 88 Theatre 
How does the culture that we live in determine our perceptions of one another – particularly the way a girl/woman is perceived? Can differences in culture affect positive or negative change within ourselves and others?

Moderator: Katelyn Wood, Visiting Assistant Professor, Theatre

with panelists: Kathleen Knight Abowitz, Chair & Professor, Educational Leadership; Maddy Abowitz, student at Talawanda High School; Madelyn Detloff, Associate Professor, English & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Tammy Kernodle, Professor of Music; Anita Mannur, Associate Professor, English & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Kalinde Webb, English teacher, Talawanda High School; Katelyn Wood, Visiting Assistant Professor, Theatre


Cast, Crew & Designers

Reina Dickey, Musical Director
Tess Stanifer, Assistant to the Director
Emma Crowe, Stage Manager
Becca Braun, Asst. Stage Manager
Gion DeFrancesco, Scene Designer
Russ Blain, Sound Designer
Meggan Peters, Costume Designer
Kaela Smith, Asst. Costume Designer
Jessy Henning, Lighting Designer
Tom Featherstone, Shop Supervisor
Curtis Mortimore, Technical Director
Julia Guichard, Vocal Coach
Hunter Dobereiner, Video Production
Jaime Coaker& Tess Stanifer, Choreography
Nora Papke, Girl #1
Natalie Santoro, Girl #2
Tamara Ljubibratic, Girl #3
Myka Lipscomb, Girl #4
Natasia Reinhardt, Girl #5
Meryl Juergens, Girl #6


About the Playwright

Eve EnslerEve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs at both Off-Broadway’s Westside Theater and on London’s West End (2002 Olivier Award nomination, Best Entertainment), and has run for 10 years in Mexico City and Paris. Read more


Key words and central themes within the play
  • Cultural differences and perspectives
  • Adolescent issues
  • Psychology of females
  • Peer pressure
  • Sexual identity and self
  • Empowerment
  • Imprisonment
  • Intervention
  • Abuse in relationships 
  • Social Injustice
  • Activism
  • Dancing for the spirit

View Eve Ensler's interview with Steve Adubato about "Emotional Creature"

Bring your group to see this show!

Faculty and Students: A curricular discount price of $5 per ticket is available to students, with faculty entitled to 2 free tickets per show if students receive credit for attending. To participate, contact the box office at 513-529-3200 or e-mail boxoffice@MiamiOH.edu and provide your name and course #. Group discounts are also available for groups 10 or larger. This offer is not available online.