V

(Formerly Eve Ensler)

V (formerly Eve Ensler) is a Tony Award-winning playwright, activist, performer, and author of the Obie award-winning theatrical phenomenon The Vagina Monologues, published in over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries, and was recently heralded by The New York Times as one of the most important plays of the past 25 years.

Her plays include Lemonade, Extraordinary MeasuresNecessary TargetsO.P.C.The Good Body (Broadway and National Tour), Emotional Creature and most recently Fruit Trilogy, which debuted Off-Broadway in June of 2018. She recently finished performing In the Body of the World as a one-woman show, which she adapted for the stage from her critically acclaimed memoir to rave reviews at Manhattan Theatre Club after its debut at the American Repertory Theater.

Her books include Insecure At Last: A Political Memoir and The New York Times best seller I Am An Emotional Creature.  Her newly released and celebrated best-selling book, The Apology has been called transfixing, revelatory, and cathartic.

Film credits include The Vagina Monologues (HBO) and What I Want My Words to Do to You (Executive Producer, Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Freedom of Expression Award, PBS) and Mad Max: Fury Road (Consultant).

She is founder of V-Day, the 22 year old global activist movement which has raised over 120 million dollars to end violence against all women (cisgender and transgender), those who hold fluid identities, nonbinary people, girls and the planet, and the founder of One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender based violence in over 200 countries.  She is a co-founder of the City of Joy, a revolutionary center for women survivors of violence in the DRC, along with Christine Schuler Deschyrver and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege, and appeared – along with Christine and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Mukwege – in the award winning documentary film City of Joy released on Netflix.

Her writing regularly appear in The Guardian. She was named one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Changed the World” and The Guardian’s “100 Most Influential Women.”

In addition to the Isabelle Stevenson Tony award and the Obie, she has received numerous awards, including: a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting, Glamour’s Woman of the Year, and many honorary degrees. She is the 2018 recipient of the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lilly Award.

Photo credit: Mike McGregor.

V

(Formerly Eve Ensler)

V (formerly Eve Ensler) is a Tony Award-winning playwright, activist, performer, and author of the Obie award-winning theatrical phenomenon The Vagina Monologues, published in over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries, and was recently heralded by The New York Times as one of the most important plays of the past 25 years.

Her plays include Lemonade, Extraordinary MeasuresNecessary TargetsO.P.C.The Good Body (Broadway and National Tour), Emotional Creature and most recently Fruit Trilogy, which debuted Off-Broadway in June of 2018. She recently finished performing In the Body of the World as a one-woman show, which she adapted for the stage from her critically acclaimed memoir to rave reviews at Manhattan Theatre Club after its debut at the American Repertory Theater.

Her books include Insecure At Last: A Political Memoir and The New York Times best seller I Am An Emotional Creature.  Her newly released and celebrated best-selling book, The Apology has been called transfixing, revelatory, and cathartic.

Film credits include The Vagina Monologues (HBO) and What I Want My Words to Do to You (Executive Producer, Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Freedom of Expression Award, PBS) and Mad Max: Fury Road (Consultant).

She is founder of V-Day, the 22 year old global activist movement which has raised over 120 million dollars to end violence against all women (cisgender and transgender), those who hold fluid identities, nonbinary people, girls and the planet, and the founder of One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender based violence in over 200 countries.  She is a co-founder of the City of Joy, a revolutionary center for women survivors of violence in the DRC, along with Christine Schuler Deschyrver and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege, and appeared – along with Christine and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Mukwege – in the award winning documentary film City of Joy released on Netflix.

Her writing regularly appear in The Guardian. She was named one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Changed the World” and The Guardian’s “100 Most Influential Women.”

In addition to the Isabelle Stevenson Tony award and the Obie, she has received numerous awards, including: a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting, Glamour’s Woman of the Year, and many honorary degrees. She is the 2018 recipient of the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lilly Award.

Photo credit: Mike McGregor.

The Vagina Monologues
Associated Press

Ensler breaks taboos by talking, talking and talking some more—stripping fear and shame from what she celebrates here. It makes for quite a party. Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry…THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES confront words to demystify and disarm them. In so doing, Ensler disarms the audience too.

In the Body of the World
Deadline.com

IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD is tough love, harsh medicine, a tonic…I came out rattled as I have rarely been rattled by any theater experience, devastated and blissful at the same improbable time.

The Good Body
San Francisco Chronicle

Passionate, funny, frank, revealing, even shocking, and genuinely committed to improving life on this planet.

In the Body of the World
The Boston Globe

An intense, riveting memoir…not an easy book to read, but a necessary book to read for its fierce, passionate commitment to making the world a safe place for women.

Insecure at Last
The Chicago Tribune

In the current era, it takes some brain racking to think of anyone else doing anything quite like Ensler. She’s a countercultural consciousness-raiser, an empowering figure, a truth-teller.

Insecure at Last
The Washington Post

Fresh, urgent…Ensler put her money, passport and life’s work where her mouth is.