The goal of Vox Feminista is to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable, to provoke thought in audience members, educating and inspiring the community to act for global justice. To do so, these womyn create multimedia performances that tackle a range of issues surrounding one overarching theme and what better topic for the Vox tribe to take on than cold, hard cash? The latest subject, money, was chosen because were in this time of economic crisis, notes Voxs Jess Steinitz. Money confronts topics like poverty and how that relates to feminism, corporate greenwashing, lobbying, health care, Pentagon spending and also our banking system in this country. I think the overall message is that we can use this economic crisis as an opportunity -- an opportunity to create a real democracy, a democracy that functions for everyone and not just a small few.
With the powerful personalities of the Vox players behind it, Money is sure to provoke valuable discussion. The show opens tonight at 8 p.m. at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, and will repeat on April 11 and 18, with another performance on May 2. Vox Feminista moves around the area, so check www.voxfeminista.org for additional shows in Boulder and Fort Collins; tickets, sold at the door only, are $12 to $30 on a sliding scale.
Sat., April 4, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 11, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 18, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 2, 8 p.m., 2009