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Emotional Creature

Full Length, Comedy/Drama
6 women (flexible casting)
Total Cast: 6, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2924-7


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE ON MUSIC: Original music composed by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder is available for purchase with your license for $20.00 and will be distributed digitally. For more information, click here. The nonprofessional fee for the use of this music is $15.00 per performance.
THE STORY: Performed by an ensemble of young women, EMOTIONAL CREATURE is made up of original monologues—and irresistible songs—about and for girls. Placing their stories squarely center stage, it gives full expression to their secret voices and innermost thoughts, highlighting the diversity and commonality of the issues they face. EMOTIONAL CREATURE is a call, a reckoning, an education, an act of empowerment for girls, and an illumination for parents and for us all.

Eve Ensler’s Emotional Creature is a vehicle to empower girls and inspire their activism. V-Girls is a global network of girl activists and advocates. In the same way The Vagina Monologues built a movement on college campuses and in communities, young girls will be able to participate in V-Day’s empowerment philanthropy model, igniting their activism through V-Girls. V-Girls is rooted in youth-driven activism. A V-Girls Action Guide provides service-learning curriculum for middle and high school youth based on issues covered in Emotional Creature, with an emphasis on activism. Organizers can start a V-Girls club or incorporate V-Girls resources into an existing youth program.

Visit the V-Girls website.
“A joyous, girl-powered production.” —The New York Times.

“Absolutely magnetic.” —Entertainment Weekly.

“Infectious…with an evangelical zeal at times more befitting a revival meeting than a play…[EMOTIONAL CREATURE] is a collage of monologues, chat sessions—about body image, dieting, sex, abortion—and lively dance breaks…Some of the monologues are deeply unsettling and performed with dynamic emotional resonance.” —San Francisco Chronicle.

“Dazzling…The show exemplifies the spirit and heart of Ensler’s bestselling book I am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, shedding light on the joys and challenges as well as the violence faced by girls across the globe…EMOTIONAL CREATURE is a theatrically lit match that will light a fire in your heart and has the potential to spark a girl revolution…It’s empowering for women and teen girls but it is potentially a wakeup call for men and teen boys.” —BroadwayWorld.