Puerto Rican rapper Ivy Queen makes acting debut

  • IANS, San Juan
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  • Updated: Jan 18, 2012 18:34 IST

Reggaeton artist Ivy Queen will make her acting debut Feb 26 in a Spanish-language production of the play The Vagina Monologues, her representatives said Tuesday.

The singer, whose real name is Martha Ivelisse Pesante, said she felt "very honoured" to have been asked to join the cast for the performance in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Her participation will help "make women and the world more aware that we are all equal and we have the same rights", said the reggaeton queen, who is spokesperson for a campaign against domestic violence in her native Puerto Rico.

Written by feminist Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues has been translated into 49 languages and performed in more than 120 countries. Besides Ivy Queen, the cast of the Florida production includes actor Sully Diaz, boxer Roxana Laborde and sexologist Carmita Laboy.


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