The “V-Team” is V-Day Raleigh’s leadership team. Find out more about each of the members of the 2019 V-Team in Janaury! The V-Team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alex Matsuo – V-Day Raleigh Founder & Organizer
Alex Matsuo holds an MA in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University. V-Day and “The Vagina Monologues” has always held a special place in her heart. Looking for a way for art and activism to create a space for healing, she founded V-Day Raleigh in December 2016. When she is not working on V-Day related events, she works as a full-time writer and ESL teacher. Alex is also a published author and a podcaster. You can find more information about Alex at alexmatsuo.com and she can also be found on Facebook and Twitter!
Yvonne Anderson, Director
Pimpila Violette, Social Media
Pimpila Violette is an actor in the Triangle both on and off stage. During the day she works as a Standardized Patient, training future and ongoing medical students and professionals. Some of her theatre credits include: Two Gentlemen of Verona, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, and Decision Height. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012, Pimpila quickly got involved in V-Day Apex’s TVM and was deeply sadden to have performed in their final show. She was thrilled to join V-Day Raleigh in 2016 and continue building a community of support, friendship, and empowerment. In her spare time, Pimpila is a gamer (@PimpilaV), singer, crochet enthusiast, and snuggler of cats.
Loni Lyn Price, Producer
Loni Lyn Price has had her foot firmly in the arts since she was 4 years old. Finding strength and growth through theatre and music she has become a strong proponent and activist of cultural change through artistic expression. One of Loni’s most passionate causes is domestic violence, and the unconscious bias of such, that is prevalent within our culture. Since joining the V-Day Raleigh team in 2016 Loni has been overwhelmed with gratitude for the V-Day organization, the discussions it is bringing up in our community, the support V-Day Raleigh has been able to provide, and the wonderful friends she has made on this journey. Outside of V-Day and theatre Loni wrangles her two children (7 and 13 years old) while working as a Professional Life Coach helping others become who they truly know they are supposed to be and their very best self.
Margaret Murphy, Stage Manager
Margaret lives in Raleigh and works for Wake County as a Budget & Management Analyst. She graduated with her Masters of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017. Prior to graduate school, Margaret worked at a nonprofit doing development and marketing. Since moving to Raleigh in August, Margaret has been looking for opportunities to become more involved in her community. She is serving as V-Day Raleigh’s Stage Manager to help raise awareness about the reality of violence against women and girls, support the work of InterAct, and empower herself and others. Her other passions include true crime, hip hop, french fries, consignment shopping, and college basketball.
Judy McCord, Social Media & Volunteer Coordinator