Cheryl got a standing ovation as the keynote speaker at Colorado State University's Take Back the Night week at the end of April 2004. Her week there included teaching two Body Language workshops, a Writing Your Heart Out workshop, and the keynote speech. She presented portions of her solo show, as well as speaking about women's rights, and the topic of violence against women.
Heather Raffo - 9 Parts of Desire
Cheryl King - "not a nice girl"
In 2004, two readings of "The Vagina Monologues" were presented at Where Eagles Dare Theatre, with a cast of 9, including Carol Fox Prescott. Additional events included four Warrior Shows, featuring 6-8 artists per show, plus Heather Raffo and Cheryl King's solo shows.
All proceeds from Heather Raffo's solo show "9 Parts of Desire" went to OWFI,
Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq. They fund a safe house for women in Baghdad.
All remaining proceeds from these V-Day Event Shows went to Communities Coordinated Against Violence (CONNECT), a program designed to help New York City communities develop preventive and early intervention strategies that address violence in the family. CONNECT's goal is to provide culturally affirming and community-focused services designed to improve these organizations' ability to respond to family violence. CONNECT's approach provides a blend of capacity building, skills training, technical assistance, and community development that is focused on a particular geographic community in New York City.
In 2005, two readings of "The Vagina Monologues" were presented at Chashama, on East 42nd St. Two versions of the play were presented.
Directed by Cheryl King
Friday, Feb 18 10 pm Jen/ed, Cyndi Freeman, Hilary Chaplain, Mary Purdy, Taylor Ray, Karen Thibodeau, Amy Stiller
Sat, Feb 19 7 pm Valerie Gilbert, Pandora Scooter, Kamryn Conn, Alison Bristow, Susan Little, Kanene Holder, Nancy Finn
Sat, Feb 19 9 pm Jane Stroll, Jane Aquilina, Cheryl King, Sara Hatfield, Libby Skala, Diane Gioseffi
Sun, Feb 20 7:30 pm Jay Liddell, Aaron Petrovich, Jim Sutton, Jay Liddell & Norell Hall, Robin Goldfin, Kate Rosenquist & Jen Peterman, Matt Anci, Michael Henry, Michael Minarik, Greg Halpen
Proceeds from these V-Day Events went to Break the Cycle
empowering youth to end domestic violence
V-Day Sponsors were chashama, Costello Wines, FedEx Kinkos, Where Eagles Dare Theatre, ABC Carpet & Home, Barneys New York, Dramatists Play Service, EILEEN FISHER, GK DESIGNS for JEWELSERV, Luna Bar, Tampax, Vosges Haut Chocolat, Zhena's Gypsy Tea
Casts of the two readings
of Eve Ensler's
"The Vagina Monologues"
Cheryl King Productions presented Warrior Shows June 23 & 24
at Stage Left Studio
The V-Day website read: Cheryl King Productions hosts these showcases in which the issues surrounding violence against women are explored. Artists will present original works -plays, spoken word, poetry, song, standup comedy and monologues. The show will run from 60-90 minutes. Performers lined up so far are: Cheryl King, presenting her solo show "not a nice girl", Ella Veres, Juanita Kirton, Marianne Osiel and River Huston. The shows will be followed by a wine and cheese reception, wine donated by Costello Wines.
Net proceeds from these events will be donated to Day One, an organization that works with teenagers to end domestic violence.
One included the Inside the Burka monologue and featured Tasha Antulov dancing in a burka. The other featured the "They Tried to Beat the Boy out of Me" performed by transsexual chanteuse Bianca Leigh.
These were followed by four Warrior Shows.