Once again audiences came out to support an Ardrie Orie production, Lipstick Monologues: A Heroine in Heels which took place at 444 Theatre in Atlanta. Some of Atlanta’s best actresses took the stage, bringing to life each of Orie’s characters sharing fictional stories of domestic violence, rape, molestation, and human sex trafficking. While the cast was all women, it was a mixed audience, because regardless of whether one had experienced any of those things, everyone could relate to the pain each displayed.
Set in a welcoming atmosphere, once the lights were turned down, it was easy to get caught up in the characters. “The event was amazing. Before I knew it the time had just flown by. The performance that stood out to me the most was a woman talking about being sold into prostitution and raped. The emotion she poured out made it feel so real, I forgot she was an actress until the end of the show. And the atmosphere felt welcoming. Many of the stories about empowerment were amazing. I really enjoyed watching,” one guest describes.
With an unique twist, fashion was also intertwined into the show. Featured designers included Van Miller International, Tony Holland Couture, Tori Wilmoth Couture and Vice Styles.The release international makeup artist Sebastian’s Couture Creatures was also highlighted. Funds from Lipstick Monologues go to self esteem related campaigns and mass media for women and girls.
To learn more about Lipstick Monologues visit lipstickmonologues.com. View photos here.
Photos by Bailey Paquin