Ensler’s hope and goal is for each individual girl to “empower her authentic self.”
“Blood and Gifts,” a play by J.T. Rogers, creates a full overview of the issues and choices that were the precursors to our current situation in Afghanistan.
If there is no interest in recording the stories of those who are deemed periphereal, the narratives get lost.
“What story are we going to tell tonight?” the Interlocutor is asked. When he replies, “The story of the Scottsboro Boys,” he is queried, “This time, can we tell the truth?”
“By dealing with issues of current and enduring importance, as experienced by real people, the docudrama can be a powerful means of raising questions and provoking constructive debate.”
Nichols touched on the fact that during Gahagan Douglas’s six years in the Congress, she stood with the causes of education, internationalism, feminism, and integration.
Perhaps the most starkly emotive narrative of the set is Mukhtaran Mai’s story of survival and redemption. She was gang-raped by four men as retribution for an “honor crime” supposedly committed by her twelve year old brother (allegedly he held hands with a girl from a higher-caste tribe).