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Mount Clemens, Mich.—February 22, 2024— Turning Point, an agency whose mission is to empower domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking survivors through comprehensive services and resources, is pleased to host The Vagina Monologues on March 8 at the Emerald Theater in downtown Mount Clemens. This is the fourth year Turning Point is putting on the popular event and the first time it will be held on International Women’s Day.

“We have received such positive response from the community in hosting The Vagina Monologues in past years, so we’re happy to bring it back again this year to the Emerald Theater,” Sharman Davenport, Ph.D., president and CEO of Turning Point, said. “Presenting the event on International Women’s Day will bring a heightened level of empowerment and importance to the performance and the topic as it relates to empowering women.”

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, observed annually on March 8, is “Inspire Inclusion,” which aligns well with the stories shared through The Vagina Monologues. Written by playwright and activist V (formerly Eve Ensler), The Vagina Monologues is based on dozens of interviews V conducted and addresses women’s sexuality and the social stigma surrounding rape and abuse, according to the VDay website. The two events coinciding will create a safe and intimate setting for survivors and supporters to come together to listen to and uplift important stories aimed at ending violence against women.

This year’s program includes several local participants who are compelled to perform because The Vagina Monologues brings voices to the voiceless and celebrates the power of women. The evening will be emceed by Rebecca Concepcion and Kevin Johnson. Cast members include Brenda Domagalski, Cyndy Schalter-Salsido, DeAra Johnson, Elda Cara, Jeanine Jacopec, Jess McCartney, Jillian Kidd, Keisha Hairston, Katie Kidd, Katie Marquette, Karan Bates-Gasior, Lesia Fedoark, Michelle Wypiszewski, Melissa Slater, Shannon Vanslambrouck and Stephanie Lange.

General admission tickets for the event are $35 each, opera boxes with four seats are available for $200, and tables of eight are available for purchase for $245, and the proceeds directly benefit Turning Point. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. This event is for adults aged 18 and older. More information and tickets can be found here.

About Turning Point 
Turning Point provides comprehensive, free, and confidential programs for domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking survivors, their loved ones, and the community. Services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, housing, trauma advocacy/counseling, personal protection order assistance, legal advocacy, forensic nurse exams, first response advocacy, prevention, and community education. Second Hand Rose, another Turning Point service, provides survivors with gently used items while providing an opportunity for the community to donate and shop. Serving Metro Detroit for 44 years, Turning Point has helped over 125,000 survivors. Visit for more information.