Eve Ensler News

Date of Birth: May 25, 1953 (63)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
BWW REVIEW: Ensler Premieres IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD at A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: Ensler Premieres IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - May 24, 2016

At one point during her new one-woman play IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD, based on her highly acclaimed 2013 memoir of the same name, Eve Ensler repeats a phrase over and over to one of her doctors: "You're going to radiate my vagina. Radiate. My vagina. Radiate. My vagina. Radiate. My. Vagina." A pause, and then: "Do you know who I am?" (more...)

HERE's 'Alchemy' Gala to Honor Basil Twist and More This MayHERE's 'Alchemy' Gala to Honor Basil Twist and More This May
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 23, HERE honors renowned puppet artist Basil Twist and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation & the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, accepted by Foundation President Jay Beckner, at HERE's annual gala. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Theatre Bug Infects the Campus: Student PerspectiveBWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Theatre Bug Infects the Campus: Student Perspective
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - May 16, 2016

Since the theatre program first came to be, the University of New Haven has not been the same. Watching the program grow has infected the rest of campus with the theatre bug. Student organizations have been inspired to take on more theatrical events around campus. To quote Cabaret cast member Katherine Lutz, "Theatre is no longer a group of misunderstood outcasts; theatre is now a welcomed part of student life on campus!"  (more...)

Martha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Women of Achievement Awards; Lisa Lampanelli to HostMartha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Women of Achievement Awards; Lisa Lampanelli to Host
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Women's Project Theater (WP Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, has announced the 31st ANNUAL WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS GALA. (more...)

One Billion Rising Toronto, Young People's Theatre to Present EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Benefit METRACOne Billion Rising Toronto, Young People's Theatre to Present EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Benefit METRAC
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

One Billion Rising Toronto, with the generous support of Young People's Theatre and Children's Peace Theatre, is pleased to present the return of EMOTIONAL CREATURE by Eve Ensler, in a new production directed by Tanisha Taitt. (more...)

Francesca Rizzo's DAMES LIKE US Comes to Cornelia St. CafeFrancesca Rizzo's DAMES LIKE US Comes to Cornelia St. Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Saturday afternoon at The Cornelia Street Cafe just got a lot more fun with the addition of award-winning playwright/director/actor Francesca Rizzo's outrageously honest and funny play -- DAMES LIKE US. (more...)

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Benefit Performances Begin This Week at Atwater Village TheatreTHE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Benefit Performances Begin This Week at Atwater Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

 A who's who of film and television stars will perform Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues in an intimate theatrical setting for four benefit performances only on April 30, May 1, 6 & 7 at 8pm, at the Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Produced and directed by Sheena Metal for Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles, all proceeds will benefit V-Day (vday.org), A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls, and protect.org, a national pro-child, anti-crime association committed to building a powerful, nonpartisan force for the protection of children from abuse, exploitation and neglect. (more...)

A.R.T. to Premiere Eve Ensler's IN THE BODY OF THE WORLDA.R.T. to Premiere Eve Ensler's IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, presents the world premiere of IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD, written and performed by Eve Ensler and directed by Diane Paulus. Performances begin on Tuesday, May 10 and run through Sunday, May 29 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. (more...)

BWW Interview: WEST SIDE STORY's Belinda Allyn Takes on THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES for Worthy CauseBWW Interview: WEST SIDE STORY's Belinda Allyn Takes on THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES for Worthy Cause
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 18, 2016

Today, Belinda Allyn speaks exclusively with BWW about her participation in this important project and shares exclusive photos from THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES rehearsals. (more...)

Teen Entrepeneur Maya Penn Announces New Book, YOU GOT THIS!Teen Entrepeneur Maya Penn Announces New Book, YOU GOT THIS!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Everyone is talking about the entrepreneur, animator, eco-designer, and girls' rights activist Maya Penn. Her TEDWomen Talk has been viewed over 1,200,000 million times (and is one of the top 15 TEDWomen Talks of all time). Now this amazing teenager has written an inspirational handbook for teens and young adults to help them discover their passions and maximize their full potential for a creative, successful life. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This SummerJames Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Coming to Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Bay Street Theater will welcome THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY as a Special Mainstage Bonus Production this summer. The one-man play will run one week only from July 18 through July 24. (more...)

Eve Ensler, Trump on Long Island & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEENEve Ensler, Trump on Long Island & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Nigel Lythgoe to Be Honored at 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire AwardsNigel Lythgoe to Be Honored at 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievements in dance on Broadway and in film, takes place on Monday, May 16, 2016. (more...)

Ali Stroker & ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lin Tucci to Bring THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES to New York PrisonsAli Stroker & ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lin Tucci to Bring THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES to New York Prisons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Broadway & TV actress Ali Stroker (Spring Awakening, GLEE) and Orange is the New Black co-star Lin Tucci are set to star in a special production of Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues which will tour a group of N.Y. State Correctional Facilities in April from 4/18-4/22 for V-Day (www.vday.org), the global activist movement which aims to end violence against women & girls. (more...)

Immersive Multimedia Work IDIOT to Play HERE This SpringImmersive Multimedia Work IDIOT to Play HERE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Producing Season, HERE presents the Artistic Director production, IDIOT, conceived by writer Robert Lyons (Text) and HERE Artistic Director Kristin Marting (Director, Choreographer), adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot. (more...)

HERE to Present SCIENCE FAIR, 4/13-24HERE to Present SCIENCE FAIR, 4/13-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Producing Season, HERE proudly presents Science Fair, a HERE Resident Artist production conceived and performed by Hai-Ting Chinn. This new opera-theater work, a live science show with lessons & lectures in song, Science Fair features Music Direction by Erika Switzer (piano), and Music by Matthew Schickele, Renee Favand-See, Stefan Weisman and Conrad Cummings. Lisa Rothe directs. This world premiere will have 8 performances only, April 13 - 24, at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). Developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), Science Fair marks the culmination of a residency for Hai-Ting Chinn with HARP. (more...)

Florida City Council Rules In Favor Of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES and Burlesque ShowFlorida City Council Rules In Favor Of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES and Burlesque Show
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2016

Municipal lease may have violated the First Amendment's protection of free speech. (more...)

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program to Present MARCH OF THE PUPPETS, 3/11-19HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program to Present MARCH OF THE PUPPETS, 3/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program proudly presents March of the Puppets, taking place March 11 - 19.  March of the Puppets features three unique events: "Puppet Parlor 2016" (March 11 & 12), "The Joshua Show" (March 13) and "Steve of Tomorrow" (March 16 - 19).  Performances, detailed below, take place in the Dorothy B. Williams Theater at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue).             (more...)

Florida City Council To Hear Complaints Re: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES and Burlesque ShowFlorida City Council To Hear Complaints Re: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES and Burlesque Show
by Michael Dale - Feb 25, 2016

A local businessman claims they are objectionable performances that violate the city's lease. (more...)

City Theatre to Continue Season with SEX WITH STRANGERSCity Theatre to Continue Season with SEX WITH STRANGERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The 2015-16 season at City Theatre continues with one of the hottest plays in the country this year. Sex with Strangers, by Laura Eason (Netflix's "House of Cards"), runs on the Mainstage, March 12 - April 3, 2016. It is directed by Christian Parker. (more...)

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