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New York must put end to sub-minimum wage – Times Union Op-ed (January 2022)

There have been multiple allegations of sexual assault by Chris Noth, aka Mr. Big of “Sex and the City” fame, including two by restaurant and bar workers. These incidents are just the latest in a long string of news reports of violence against women working in restaurants, especially during the pandemic. How many more such incidents do we need to read about before we act to end the toxic power dynamic that exists between women who rely on tips and the male customers who feel they own them because they tip them.

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In A.R.T.’s ‘WILD: A Musical Becoming,’ children face off against adults in the climate change fight -WBUR Review

They want their future back.

The chorus of children in “WILD: A Musical Becoming” (now through Jan. 2) is concerned about climate change and the fate of the planet and they want the adults to do something about it. Now. This exuberant fable, an American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) world premiere, centers around Bea, a single mom trying to manage a farm and connect with her teenage daughter, Sophia, in the town of Outskirtsia. 

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The Boston Globe: Idina Menzel stars in ‘WILD’ at the ART in Cambridge — a show that imagines the world in better hands

For the playwright, performer, and activist formerly known as Eve Ensler, who now goes by V, the inspiration for her new show “WILD: A Musical Becoming” can be traced to her move to a small town in the Catskills several years ago. For most of her adult life, the author of “The Vagina Monologues” had been an avowed city dweller. But after being diagnosed with uterine cancer and having what she calls “a near-death experience,” she decided to flee urban life and reconnect with the natural world.

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V – The Power of Art Parts 1 and 2 (December 2021)

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Activist and artist V (formerly Eve Ensler), opens her new play WILD: A Musical Becoming this week. In part one of this two-part conversation with host Marianne Schnall, V discusses her passionate concern for the future of the planet and her faith in young people as her inspiration for the piece developed in collaboration with Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel, Golden Globe-nominated songwriter Justin Tranter, songwriter Caroline Pennell, and acclaimed director Diane Paulus.

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Humanity Rising 365: Session 1 The Apology: A Dialogue with V (formerly Eve Ensler) (November 2021)

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Humanity Rising represents a movement of people and organizations coming together to take counsel on how to leverage the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic into an opportunity for human renewal and increased resilience to future challenges.

The goal of the Summit is to create an international coalition strong enough to transform conversations that matter into actions that make a difference.