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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."

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Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
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WAM Theatre Unveils 15th Anniversary Season

​WAM Theatre has unveiled its 2024 season centering new paths and brave futures, through four innovative theatrical stories and a special 15th Anniversary Benefit.

Abingdon Theatre Company Selects Four Playwrights to Showcase the Month of February

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced the four playwrights that they will highlight during the month of February, as a part of their Virtual Festival of Short Plays.

Lost Nation Theater & Mosaic Vermont Present THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES By Eve Ensler

The Vagina Monologues returns to Lost Nation Theater after a 10-year hiatus. Stay tuned for the full press release coming soon!

WAM Theatre Appoints Genée Coreno as New Artistic Director

WAM Theatre announces the appointment of a new Artistic Director. Get the details on this exciting leadership change.

Eve Ensler's THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES to be Presented at The Hendersonville Theatre in February

Experience Eve Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues' at The Hendersonville Theatre in Hendersonville, NC. A celebration of the feminine experience, this poignant and hilarious production explores themes of body image, sexuality, and empowerment.

Second Stage to Present the World Premiere of Alexis Scheer's BREAKING THE STORY

Second Stage Theater will present the world premiere production of a new play by Alexis Scheer, BREAKING THE STORY.

KRYMOV LAB NYC Presents the Return Engagement of EUGENE ONEGIN

Krymov Lab NYC has announced a limited encore presentation of the celebrated interpretation of Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, from Russian director Dmitry Krimov, currently residing and creating in exile in New York. Since founding his NYC-based studio in 2022, Krymov's company has already won significant acclaim from The New York Times,

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Comes to The Roxy Regional Theatre For The 21st Year

Eve Ensler's popular series of monologues about women and performed by women is back at the Roxy Regional Theatre for the 21st year, this time on the mainstage.  The Vagina Monologues runs January 12 through January 20.

HERE Extends Heather Christian's TERCE: A PRACTICAL BREVIARY to Early February

Due to popular demand, the Obie award-winning HERE has extended the world premiere of Terce: A Practical Breviary to February 4, 2024.

BAM Sets 2024 Winter/Spring Season Featuring New Rock Opera From Taylor Mac & More

BAM ushers in 2024 by presenting a season that honors the power of artistic community. See program details and learn how to purchase tickets!

HERE to Present Heather Christian's TERCE: A PRACTICAL BREVIARY As Part Of PROTOTYPE in January

HERE presents Heather Christian's TERCE: A PRACTICAL BREVIARY as part of PROTOTYPE, JAN 10-20. Radical Rethinking of Monastic 9 AM Mass Features Over 35 Singers & Musicians Who Celebrate the Sacred Mothers Alive In All of Us.

THE GAZA MONOLOGUES Comes to the Noor Theatre This Week

Noor Theatre is answering the urgent request shared by Iman Aoun at ASHTAR Theatre in Ramallah for theatre makers around the world to host readings of the Gaza Monologues on November 29, 2023, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

HERE Calls for Applications to $125,000 Multi-Year HARP Residency Program

Applications for the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) are currently open. Learn how to apply!

Photos: Inside Abingdon Theatre Company's 31st Anniversary Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company rang in their 31st anniversary with their annual gala this past Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom. Check out photos of the stars and honorees celebrating ATC’s 31st anniversary!

SABBATH'S THEATER Extended Through Mid December

Due to demand, The New Group has added two weeks for Sabbath’s Theater, adapted from the novel by Philip Roth by Ariel Levy and John Turturro.

Cleveland Play House Reimagines Iconic Horror Story, MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN

Mary Shelley's shocking classic novel, Frankenstein, receives new life at Cleveland Play House. A haunting and highly theatrical adaptation of the classic horror story. Directed by Michael Barakiva, the production features Josh Bates, Madeline Calais, Ellen Grace Diehl, Gavin Michaels, and Kayodè Soyemi.

A World Premiere, an International Tour & More Set for Boundless Theatre Company 2023-24 Season

Boundless Theatre Company has revealed their 2023-2024 season. From a world premiere co-production to an international tour and a variety of community programs, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Donna Murphy & Victoria Clark to Join Abingdon Theatre Company's Gala Honoring V and Mary Beth Peil

Two-time Tony Award winners Donna Murphy and Victoria Clark will join the performers honoring Tony & Obie Award winner V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Obie Award winner & Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil at their 31st Anniversary Gala.

Bonnie Milligan, Jeannette Bayardelle, Carolee Carmello, and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 31st Anniversary Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company has  announced the performers joining the celebration to honor Tony & Obie Award winner V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Obie Award winner & Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil at their 31st Anniversary Gala. Learn more about the gala here!

Michelle Williams and Rosario Dawson Will Honor V and Mary Beth Peil in Abingdon Theatre Company's 31st Anniversary Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company has revealed the performers honoring Tony & Obie Award winner V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Obie Award winner & Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil at their 31st Anniversary Gala. Learn more about the gala here!

Eve Ensler FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Eve Ensler has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Eve Ensler has not appeared in the West End.

Eve Ensler has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for her work in "In The Body of the World." She has also been nominated for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards for the same show. Additionally, Ensler received a nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "In the Body of the World." She has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Lortels. Ensler also received the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the Tony Awards. In addition, she was nominated for Best Entertainment at the Olivier Awards for "The Vagina Monologues" and Outstanding One Person Show at the Drama Desk Awards for the same production.

Eve Ensler has won several awards throughout her career. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Lortels and the Isabelle Stevenson Award from the Tony Awards.

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).

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