Eve Ensler is a Tony award-winning playwright, performer and activist. She is the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Ensler’s newest work, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life Of Girls Around The World, was published in book form and made The New York Times Best Seller list. The play, “Emotional Creature” was workshopped in Johannesburg, South Africa, followed by Paris, France. It opened at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in June 2012, and recently opened off Broadway in New York City.
She is the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised over 90 million dollars. V-Day has launched its most ambitious campaign to date, ONE BILLION RISING. On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, ONE BILLION women and those who love them joined to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP and DEMAND an end to this violence. Activists in over 177 countries participated including politicians, unions, civic leaders, actors, artists and more. Ensler’s play “Here” was filmed live by Sky Television in London, UK. Her other plays include “Necessary Targets,” “The Treatment and The Good Body,” which she performed on Broadway, followed by a national tour. In 2006, Ensler released her book, Insecure At Last: A Political Memoir, and co-edited A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer. Her newest book In The Body of the World was published by Holt 2013. (photo by Brigitte Lacombe).