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Eve Ensler

 
Date Of Birth:
May 25, 1953 (69)
Bio:
Eve Ensler is the Tony Award winning playwright, activist, performer and author of the theatrical Obie Award winning phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Ms. Ensler's plays include Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man, Extraordinary Measures, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 25, 1953 (69)

Bio:
Eve Ensler is the Tony Award winning playwright, activist, performer and author of the theatrical Obie Award winning phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Ms. Ensler's plays include Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man, Extraordinary Measures, ... (read complete bio)

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MTC Original Off-Broadway Production, 2018
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Original Broadway Production, 2004
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  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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Eve Ensler Biography

Eve Ensler is the Tony Award winning playwright, activist, performer and author of the theatrical Obie Award winning phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Ms. Ensler's plays include Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man, Extraordinary Measures, Necessary Targets, OPC, The Good Body, and Emotional Creature. Her books include Insecure At Last: A Political Memoir; New York Times bestseller I Am An Emotional Creature; and her latest critically acclaimed memoir In the Body of the World which she recently adapted, debuted and performed at the American Repertory Theater to rave reviews directed by Diane Paulus. Her play Fruit Trilogy was performed at the Women of the World Festival in London and The West Yorkshire Playhouse in March of 2016. Her film credits include an HBO film version of The Vagina Monologues (2002). She also produced the film What I Want My Words to Do to You, a documentary about the writing group she led at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. The film premiered and won the Freedom of Expression Award at Sundance Film Festival and premiered nationally on PBS's "P.O.V." in December 2003. She recently co-directed the documentary short One Billion Rising which premiered in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Ms. Ensler is founder of V-Day, the almost 20-year-old global activist movement to end violence against women and girls which has raised over 100 million dollars. V-Day, led Ms. Ensler to also found One Billion Rising, the biggest global mass action to end violence against women in human history in over 200 countries. She writes for The Guardian, Time Magazine, and the International Herald Tribune. She was named one of Newsweek's "150 Women Who Changed the World" and The Guardian's "100 Most Influential Women."

Eve Ensler Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Eve Ensler, In The Body of the World
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Eve Ensler, In the Body of the World
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Eve Ensler, In the Body of the World
 
The Lortels - 2018 - Lifetime Achievement Award Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 2011 - Isabelle Stevenson Award Gold Star
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Olivier Awards - 2002 - Best Entertainment
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Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding One Person Show
Eve Ensher, The Vagina Monologues

Eve Ensler News

Lesley Hunter Joins HERE as New Managing Director Photo Lesley Hunter Joins HERE as New Managing Director
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Lesley Hunter has joined HERE in the newly created role of Managing Director. She succeeds Meredith Lynsey Schade, Producing Director, and Brenna Thomas, Director of External Affairs, whose departures this year have provided an opportunity for restructuring at the institution.

New Works by Keith Bunin, Idris Goodwin & More to be Presented in La Jolla Playhouse' Photo New Works by Keith Bunin, Idris Goodwin & More to be Presented in La Jolla Playhouse's 2022 DNA New Work Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the dates and projects for its 2022 DNA New Work Series, running December 1 ‚Äď 12 in the Playhouse‚Äôs Rao and Padma Makineni Play Development Center.

Fountain Theatre Gives Women A Voice With Free Readings of MY BODY, NO CHOICE Photo Fountain Theatre Gives Women A Voice With Free Readings of MY BODY, NO CHOICE
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2022

Following last summer's triumphant readings of Lisa Loomer's Roe and with the midterm elections upon us, The Fountain Theatre once again jumps into action to give women a voice. The Fountain joins 20 theaters and universities across the U.S. to present two evenings of My Body, No Choice, staged readings of monologues commissioned by Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage.

MY BODY NO CHOICE Presented By 8 Valley Theatres Pre-Election Photo MY BODY NO CHOICE Presented By 8 Valley Theatres Pre-Election
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2022

The Bridge Initiative is joining a national effort to raise awareness around the issue of women's bodily autonomy in advance of the November midterm elections.

Cast Announced For Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS At The Courtyard Theatre Photo Cast Announced For Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS At The Courtyard Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 17, 2022

Casting has been announced for Bad Victims, a new play from award-nominated playwright Joanna Pickering at The Courtyard Theatre, directed by Erica Gould. 

HERE to Launch New Virtual Performance Platform URHERE in November Photo HERE to Launch New Virtual Performance Platform URHERE in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022

The Obie Award-winning HERE will be launching URHERE, a new one-of-a-kind, rigorously curated virtual platform for outdoor and digital premieres. The platform will launch November 9, 2022.

Radial Theater Project Presents MY BODY NO CHOICE: A Free Reading, October 24 Photo Radial Theater Project Presents MY BODY NO CHOICE: A Free Reading, October 24
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 10, 2022

Radial Theater Project will present a free reading of My Body No Choice, a collection of eight new monologues by eight American playwrights, on Monday October 24 at 18th & Union in Seattle’s Central District.

Photos: Stars Arrive on the 1776 Red Caret on Opening Night Photo Photos: Stars Arrive on the 1776 Red Caret on Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 7, 2022

There was a revolution on Broadway last night! Roundabout Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theater's new Broadway production of 1776, directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus, opened officially at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals!

Tumbleweed Productions Presents THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Photo Tumbleweed Productions Presents THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2022

Tumbleweed Productions has announced the cast of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, presented at the East Lubbock Art House. Tumbleweed Productions is an alternative temporary performance company with a priority commitment to help develop original theatre artists through experimental & political performances, and function as an artistic home for dozens of self-producing artists.

Sierra Boggess, Carolee Carmello, and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 30th Seaso Photo Sierra Boggess, Carolee Carmello, and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 30th Season Gala
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) has announced additional casting for their upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 24 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). The star-studded cast will be celebrating Abingdon’s milestone 30th anniversary as ATC honors Tony Award winner David Zippel and ATC Board President DMW Greer. 

Eve Ensler Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, October 3: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Opens Off-Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, October 3: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Opens Off-Broadway

by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2018

Today we celebrate Eve Ensler and the groundbreaking off-Broadway opening of her feminist phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Netflix's New Documentary CITY OF JOY Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Netflix's New Documentary CITY OF JOY

by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2018

City of Joy follows the unlikely friendship that develops between Congolese doctor Dr. Denis Mukwege (2016 Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize), The Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler, and a charismatic Congolese human rights activist who join forces to create a safe haven for women survivors in the middle of violence-torn Eastern Congo.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Eve Ensler in IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Eve Ensler in IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 5, 2018

In The Body of the World is now in previews ahead of a Tuesday, February 6 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld has highlights of the production starring Eve Ensler. Check them out below!

VIDEO: On This Day, October 3: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Opens Off-Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, October 3: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Opens Off-Broadway

by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2017

Today we remember Eve Ensler and the groundbreaking off-Broadway opening of her feminist phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues.

STAGE TUBE: Eve Ensler Talks O.P.C., Feminism, and the Future at A.R.T.
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2015

Click below to watch Timothy Patrick McCarthy in conversation with Eve Ensler, Tony Award-winning playwright of The Vagina Monologues and O.P.C. in 'Politically Incorrect: Feminism and the Future of the Planet,' presented by American Repertory Theater this fall!

VIDEO: Playwright Eve Ensler Talks '1 Billion Rising' to Stop Violence Against Women on THE VIEW
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 6, 2015

'The Vagina Monogues' playwright Eve Ensler stopped by ABC's THE VIEW to talk about her important project, 1 Billion Rising, to stop violence against women.

BWW TV: HEDWIG's Kevin Adams Celebrates Tony Win for Best Lighting Design of a Musical
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2014

As it was just announced last night, Kevin Adams won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Adams had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: LOS MONOLOGOS DE LA VAGINA's Kate del Castillo Appears on WNBC TV's VISIONES
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2014

Kate Del Castillo, currently starring in the groundbreaking Spanish production of Eve Ensler's Los Monologos de la Vagina, was on WNBC TV's 'Visiones' on Saturday. Watch the interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Eve Ensler and Miss Prissy Talk BODY OF WORK at LOCAL Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2014

In this edition of IN FOCUS, host Eden Lane meets Tony Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler ('The Vagina Monologues') and Queen of Krump Miss Prissy. The women appeared at LOCAL Theater Company's special event 'Body of Work' - an eclectic evening of words, dance and music revering the body. Click below to hear what they had to say!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - THE COLOR PURPLE Author Alice Walker on PBS' AMERICAN MASTERS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Writer/activist Alice Walker (b. Feb. 9, 1944) made HISTORY as the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her seminal novel The Color Purple (1982), for which she won the National Book Award. THIRTEEN's American Masters presents Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, premiering nationally tonight, February 7 at 9 p.m. on PBS in honor of Walker's 70th birthday and Black HISTORY Month. Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar's new documentary tells Walker's dramatic life story with poetry and lyricism, and features new interviews with Walker, Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones, Gloria Steinem, Sapphire and the late Howard Zinn in one of his final interviews. Watch the trailer below!


Eve Ensler Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Eve Ensler been in?
Eve Ensler has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Eve Ensler been in?
Eve Ensler has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Eve Ensler been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for In The Body of the World , Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for In the Body of the World , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for In the Body of the World , Lifetime Achievement Award (The Lortels) for Eve Ensler , Isabelle Stevenson Award (Tony Awards) for Best Entertainment (Olivier Awards) for The Vagina Monologues and Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for The Vagina Monologues .

What awards has Eve Ensler won?
Lifetime Achievement Award (The Lortels) for Eve Enslerand Isabelle Stevenson Award (Tony Awards) for .

How many shows has Eve Ensler written?
Eve Ensler has written 8 shows including Ladies (Playwright), The Vagina Monologues (Playwright), The Vagina Monologues (Playwright), Necessary Targets (Playwright), The Good Body (Playwright), The Treatment (Playwright), Emotional Creature (Playwright), In the Body of the World (Playwright).