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Eve Ensler

Contributors

Eve Ensler is a playwright, performer and activist. She is the award-winning author ofThe Vagina Monologues, which has been published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. She is also the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised 75 million dollars. In the summer of 2010, Eve's newest play Here was filmed live by Sky Television in London, UK. In 2006, Eve released her book, Insecure At Last: A Political Memoir, and co-edited A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer. Eve’s film credits include an HBO film version of The Vagina Monologues. She also produced the film What I Want My Words to Do To You, which won the Freedom of Expression Award at Sundance and was shown on PBS. She is currently working on a feature film adaptation of her playNecessary Targets which she will direct. She has won many awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting and an Obie Award.  In 2009, she was named one of US News & World Report's "Best Leaders" in association with the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School, and in 2010 she was named one of "125 Women Who Changed Our World" by Good Housekeeping Magazine.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2011

Sunday, 27 February 2011

"To be a boy really means not to be a girl. To be a man means not to be a girl. To be a woman means not to be a girl. To be strong…to be a leader means not to be a girl. I actually think that being a girl is so powerful that we've had to train everyone not to be that."

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.