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USD Peace and Justice Theater

Ahaana Festival 2024 SD

Ahaana Festival 2024 Intimate Narratives in English by South Asian Artists Inspired by Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Ahaana Festival 2024 SD
Ahaana Festival 2024 SD

Time & Location

05 May 2024, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

USD Peace and Justice Theater, 5998 Alcala Park San Diego 92110

About the Event

Intimate Narratives in English by South Asian Artists, Inspired by Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Yoni ki Baat (YKB) is a South Asian adaptation of "The Vagina Monologues" and the main and featured program of Ahaana. It's a nationally recognized and growing collection of authentic, bold, powerful, and poignant stories written and performed by South Asian women.YKB has evolved into a life of its own, nurturing a unique space of love, trust, and sharing while simultaneously building community among local South Asian women. Each year, the YKB narratives shatter the silence around subjects like domestic violence, single motherhood, self-identity, sexual abuse, and much more in the South Asian socio-cultural context, whether in native lands or in adopted homelands. The powerful monologues are captivating in their intensity, their raw messages questioning societal norms, judgments, and prejudices. It's a cathartic process for the performers, and their stories open dialogues and discussions and lift the shroud of secrecy and shame! Share your story!

MenOlogues - The other side of YKB. This was a ground-breaking event of the Ahaana Festival in 2017 and was received with amazing support and appreciation! MenOlogues (men performing monologues...get it???) was conceived and created by the founder & director of Ahaana. Her vision of introducing men and their stories to the monologue type of writing and performing is in the same theme as YKB, but with a more casual and comfortable approach. The ACT II of YKB, as it were. Why create the space for men? Well, men should also be able to emote about their poignant experiences! Ahaana is proud to be blazing a trail with the vision of spreading this movement and with hopes that the audience will be awe-inspired! Brilliant title, wouldn't you agree? Hear the other side!

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