The Vagina Monologues

Preformed by Dynamo creative.

Dynamo Creative was formed inspire others to live life creatively and generate thought provoking and inspiring events in the Alexandria community and beyond. 

“They knew they were destined for more and their energy is contagious.”

‘We decided collectively that this show was worth “being comfortable with being uncomfortable.” We wanted to feel the liberty of speaking freely, openly and confidently about women’s sexuality.’

*Each showtime will include a happy hour prior to the show with appetizers included in the price of your ticket. Cash bar with wine, beer, and a non-alcoholic option will be available.

 
 
Jessica lives with her husband and children in Alexandria, and believes theatre can change the world.

Jessica lives with her husband and children in Alexandria, and believes theatre can change the world.

Jessica Chipman

Proud founding member of Dynamo Creative, favorite directing credits include Tuck Everlasting, Our Town, and Icarus. Favorite acting credits include Amanda in The Glass Menagerie and Donna in Mamma Mia.

‘We ordered the script to view and learned about how the monologues came into being and found the monologues to be thought-provoking, funny, uncomfortable and poignant.‘

~ Full dynamo creative story of how they became inspired to perform and offer this play locally below, at the end of the page.


Kristen Peterson

Notable acting credit includes Rosie in Mamma Mia.  But, she also feels her acting credits should include her storytelling abilities that she hones while at work with her preschool class. 

‘How much should we share with our daughters? And what is age appropriate? And what we thought our daughters didn’t know; had they heard from another source already.? It was overwhelming.’

~ Full dynamo creative story of how they became inspired to perform and offer this play locally below, at the end of the page.

She is an Alexandria native, wife to Steve, mom of four and loves donuts, potbelly pigs and sunshine.

She is an Alexandria native, wife to Steve, mom of four and loves donuts, potbelly pigs and sunshine.


Becky and her husband, Dan, are proud parents of four daughters and live in rural Evansville.

Becky and her husband, Dan, are proud parents of four daughters and live in rural Evansville.

~ Full dynamo creative story of how they became inspired to perform and offer this play locally below, at the end of the page.

Becky Byrne

Becky Byrne has participated in various community theater productions in the Alexandria area. Some of her favorite roles include Miss Furnival from Black Comedy, Annabelle Glick from Lucky Stiff, and M’Lynn from Steel Magnolias. “I feel so lucky to live in a community that loves and supports live theater. I am grateful for the gifts community theater has given me: personal growth and dear friends.”

‘This, of course, led to bigger conversations about shame surrounding womens’ sexuality and the ‘Me,Too’ movement.  We started to question; why is it that men’s sexuality and virility is just accepted as fact?  No more, no less, and no judgement by society at large. If women, however, show an equivalent enjoyment of their sexuality, or lack thereof, they are labeled…’

YOGA ONE

609 1/2 Broadway St, Alexandria, MN 56308

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 20195:00 PM — 7:30 PM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 20198:00 PM — 10:30 PM

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 20195:00 PM — 7:30 PM

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 20198:00 PM — 10:30 PM

Kristen Peterson, Jessica Chipman and Becky Byrne, of Dynamo Creative, became fast friends when they met during the production of Mama Mia at the Andria Theatre.  They continued to spend time together after the show wrapped and found themselves dreaming about future projects they could create together. These daydreams became Mastermind meetings that involved goal-setting both personally and collectively but also involved good, old-fashioned girl talk.  

During one of these conversations they landed on the topic of their daughters.  They talked about the different pressures facing their daughters that they, themselves, were not exposed to growing up - mainly social media and the constance of being “plugged in.”  Inevitably, the conversation veered toward the topic of sex and sexuality. How much should they share with their daughters and what is age appropriate and what they thought their daughters didn’t know but had heard from another source already.  It was overwhelming. This, of course, led to bigger conversations about shame surrounding womens’ sexuality and the ‘Me,Too’ movement.  

They started to question why is it that men’s sexuality and virility is just accepted as fact.  No more, no less, and no judgement by society at large. If women, however, show an equivalent enjoyment of their sexuality, or lack thereof, they are labeled a whore (strong virility) or a prude (less virility)? The women discussed their personal experiences, positive and negative, and how comfortable (or uncomfortable) they felt in their own bodies.  How was their sexuality related to their sense of personal power or worth? 

This is when the idea of performing The Vagina Monologues struck them. They were vaguely familiar with the play but didn’t know much about it beyond the stark title. They ordered the script to view and learned about how the monologues came into being and found the monologues to be thought-provoking, funny, uncomfortable and poignant.  They decided collectively that this show was worth “being comfortable with being uncomfortable.” They wanted to feel the liberty of speaking freely, openly and confidently about women’s sexuality. Vagina is not a dirty word. It’s a body part - an important body part. It should feel safe to talk about it - not shameful.