On March 26, the Hostos Repertory Company premiered the play, I am an Emotional Creature, in the Black Box Theater. The play is the work of Tony Award-winning playwright, performer and activist, Eve Ensler, who is also the author of the international phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues.

The play was adapted from The New York Times Bestseller, I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life Of Girls Around The World.

Starring in the play was Tabitha Pérez (Girl 1);  Xiomara Estévez (Girl 2); Sabenny Madrigal (Girl 3); Jestine Marshall (Girl 4); Mami Kimura (Girl 5); and Candice Francis (Girl 6).

The event coincided with Hostos’ Women’s History Month events, and the play was directed by Natasha Yannacañedo and produced by Hostos Professor and Artistic Director of the Hostos Repertory Company, Ángel Morales. Others who contributed included  Barry Hartglass (sound design), Maggie Surovell (dialect coach), and Bill Sorice (stage manager). The play was produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., and made possible by the generous support of the Office of Academic Affairs, Hostos Student Association and the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture.

I am an 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. I am an Emotional Creature is a call, a reckoning, an education, an act of empowerment for girls, and an illumination for parents and for us all.