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20 Years of The Vagina Monologues

Eve Ensler

Two decades after Eve Ensler's play radicalised how women think about their bodies, the activist and writer is still calling for revolution. 

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“Probably the most important piece of political theatre of the last decade.”
The New York Times [2006]

'My vagina is angry. It is.' 

One night in 1996, the basement of the Cornelia Street Café in New York’s Greenwich Village came alive when Eve Ensler performed The Vagina Monologues for the first time. Since then, her play has been translated into 48 languages and presented in over 140 countries, with the world’s best stage and screen actors performing it to packed houses. In the twenty years that have passed since the premiere, Eve has gone on to write more plays and books, start global political movements, receive accolades, and consult on feminism for major films like Mad Max: Fury Road.

Join us to celebrate the milestone of this seminal work, as we consider the movement Eve generated, and why she is still calling for revolution. Eve will also be performing selected monologues as part of this session.

More about Eve Ensler...

Eve is a Tony Award-winning playwright, performer and activist, and the author of the Obie Award-winning theatrical phenomenon The Vagina Monologues. She is the founder of V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised over $100 million for grassroots groups. The founding of V-Day led Eve to also found One Billion Rising, the biggest global action campaign to end violence against women in human history in over two hundred countries. Eve writes for The Guardian, TIME, The International Herald Tribune, and many other outlets. She was named one of Newsweek's '150 Women Who Changed the World', and one of The Guardian's '100 Most Influential Women'.

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