– by guest writer Carol Lee Campbell-
I created The Goddess Diaries as an experiment after years working as a women’s advocate in the Washington area.
In 2008, I joined with a friend and co-produced Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues as a fundraiser for our local church. I loved how it worked on many levels to inspire the group of women who staged it and to also light a fire under sleepy little Oakton (VA) to help women in our community and raise awareness of critical issues in the outside world.
by Carol Lee Campbell
at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church
900 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20001
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I asked women in my community to write down their stories and then I tied them together through a common thread: the agricultural seasons of the year. Borrowed from the ancient Western European calendar of equinoxes, solstices and cross-quarter days, each monologue represents a specific time in the growing/harvest season and each season becomes a metaphor for these life events.
The Goddess Diaries also incorporates music and dance performances which are interspersed between each woman’s speech and specifically choreographed to link the pieces together, creating a rich tapestry of speech, sound and movement as expressions of the female journey.
This production is presented as a part of the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.
— Guest writer Carol Lee Campbell is a writer, artist and educator who combines theater and fundraising efforts to raise awareness of critical issues affecting women and girls. —