I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World

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Job # 39769 I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World

Posted Date
Jul 27, 2011 @ 23:38
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Jul 29, 2011
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English (North American)
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This recording will be made into an Audiobook for Audible.com/Amazon. Please send us an mp3 audition of the entire sample, no longer than 5 minutes, following the attached script.


I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls
Around the World
By Eve Ensler

Estimated Length:
5.0 hours

Word Count:
Eve Ensler's I Am an Emotional Creature will be for teen girls and their mothers what The Vagina
Monologues was for women--an international bestseller and "a cultural phenomenon" (Molly
Ivins). In this daring, provocative, and insightful book, Ensler captures girls' voices telling stories
form the heart of their lives. Ensler draws on her work with teen girls from the U.S., Israel,
France, Kenya, and other countries around the world to show what girls experience on a wide
range of topics and emotions.
In Ensler's monologues, we hear girls who are fierce, alive, tender, imaginative, sexual and
deeply moral. When they turn thirteen, we hear how the world steps in and begins to rob them of
voice, passion, confidence, body, heart, and instinct. How they are taught to be "good," to
objectify themselves, to no longer be subjects of their own lives. They are taught not to be too
intense, too passionate, too sensual, too provocative, too smart, too caring, too open. They are
taught to shut down, to forget what they know, to abandon their desires, to give up their dreams,
to be polite, and obey the rules.
I Am an Emotional Creature captures the struggles of girls everywhere to overcome these and
other obstacles from society and others, the threats and pressures that rob girls of their originality
and power. It's about helping girls to stay true to their authentic selves. Through these powerful
pieces, the reader journeys around the world through the stories of girls who face similar
dilemmas everywhere although the obstacles vary from place to place, culture to culture--one girl
is starving in Africa, while an American girl starves herself. Ensler captures one girl's struggle
with peer pressure from cliques in the Westchester suburbs, an Israeli girl who refuses the draft,
a Palestinian suicide bomber girl who turns back, a girl in Kenya who refuses to be cut (genitally
mutilated) and goes to school instead, a sex trafficked girl in Bulgaria who says she only has
thirty five minutes before her pimp comes looking for her, a Karate star girl in Lebanon who can
defend herself and all her girlfriends, a gay teenager from the lower east side who gets thrown
out of her house, but is happy cause she is in love, a pregnant teenager who is having a baby so
someone will love her.
This book reveals through stories what girls face, their resiliency, their wildness, their pain, their
fears, their secrets and their triumphs.
Requires a narrator who can perform:

Character Age:
American-General American
Vocal Style:

Comments from the Rights Holder:
The narrator will perform numerous accents including African, Israeli, and Bulgarian.
the Obie Award-winning playwright of The Vagina Monologues, The Good Body, and other
critically acclaimed works. She is a media-magnet with frequent appearances on TV and in print.
TRACK RECORD: The Vagina Monologues was an international sensation, published in over 28
countries, and it sparked the V-Day movement to stop violence against women--"The most
important piece of political theater of the last decade" (The New York Times).
TOPIC: Ensler brilliantly reveals what it means to be a girl growing up in the world today through
powerful monologues about the hopes, dreams, fears, and passions of girls. Topics include:
boyfriends, body image, peer pressure, sports, friendship, parents, piercings, poetry, clothes,
substance abuse, religion, and more.
INTRODUCTION: by Carol Gilligan, bestselling author of In a Different Voice.

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