V-Day, One Billion Rising and the CNAM “Humanities and Health” chair in partnership with Make.org, Aurore Association and Plateau Urbain present “Rencontres One Billion Rising – Les femmes sur le front du Covid : en première ligne face aux violences et à l’avant-garde des transformations” (One Billion Rising Meetings – Women on the frontlines of Covid: at the forefront of violence and of transformation), hosted by V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Cynthia Fleury. NOTE: This event will be entirely in French.
V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Andrew Harvey invite you to the greatest revolution of all, one that can birth a wholly new way of being and doing everything—and a new world for all sentient beings—the Revolution of the Mother.
Amid a global rise in domestic violence during the pandemic, we speak with the founder of V-Day, a day of action to fight violence against women. V, the award-winning playwright of “The Vagina Monologues,” formerly known as Eve Ensler, says organizers around the globe are finding ways to fight back. “I’m so moved to see our grassroots women movements around the world finding ways to rise in spite of people being locked in and shut in and in spite of COVID,” she says. We also speak with blues poet and organizer Aja Monet, V-Day’s artistic creative director, who says Black women are particularly at risk. “For every Black woman who reports rape, at least 15 Black women do not,” Monet says. “We can go down the list and see the impact that sexual violence and harm and abuse has had on Black women primarily, but on women across the world.”
Since its publication in the United States in 1998, The Vagina Monologues has triggered a real cultural phenomenon: rarely has a play been performed so many times, in so many different places, in front of such diverse audiences.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the play by the American playwright, Eve Ensler, and of its reissue this Wednesday in an augmented version, a look back at the dazzling success of this feminist and engaged story, translated into fifty languages and performed in 140 countries.
Join writers Arundhati Roy and V (formerly Eve Ensler) as they talk to writer Preti Taneja, reflecting on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism and on the role of creativity and alternative imaginations. They discuss everything from the impact of human separation during the pandemic on work and their creative lives, to what ‘normal’ will look like in the future – and whether we should avoid going back to it at all costs.
Join V (Formerly Eve Ensler), Naomi Klein, Aja Monet, Barbara Ransby, and special guest Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor for a virtual event on Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 pm ET to help send Senator Nina Turner to Congress!
She was a rock’n’roll powerhouse who electrified audiences worldwide. As Tina Turner releases a guide to happiness, she talks to playwright V (formerly Eve Ensler) about how she found the strength to overcome illness, abuse and tragedy.
The playwright and activist formerly known as Eve Ensler changed the world with The Vagina Monologues. Her next project hopes to be just as empowering – but this time she’s listening to, not telling, the stories.
A century after the young Franz Kafka set out to hold his abusive, narcissistic father accountable in an extraordinary letter he never actually sent to the living perpetrator, playwright, activist, and V-Day founder Eve Ensler confronts her own monstrously abusive father, long after his death, in The Apology.
“I wrote The Apology because in all the years of working in this movement, in all the recent cases of #MeToo, perhaps in in 16,000 years of patriarchy, I had never heard a man make a public, thorough, authentic apology for sexual or physical abuse towards girls, boys or women.”
Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler’s journey through her uterine cancer diagnosis uncovers connections between her body and the earth, as well as the transformative and transcendent potential of illness itself.
Lotus Productions, V-Day, One Billion Rising & City of Joy are thrilled to celebrate our brother, our partner, our friend, Dr. Denis Mukwege and our sister-activist Nadia Murad, who today, both received the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.
The Tony Award-winning author, performer and activist Eve Ensler, whose The Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to MTC with a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir.