EVE ENSLER, Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, and activist, and the author of The Vagina Monologues, comes to Seattle to talk about her new book In the Body of the World (available April 2013) and her ongoing commitment to protect the female body from violence.
Weaving personal stories of her own cancer treatment and the transformative work she is doing in Africa, this talk will give Seattle audiences an up-close and personal look at the life and triumph of one of the world’s most influential women.
NOTE: All seating is reserved. All $250 and $500 tickets include entry to an exclusive pre-show reception with Eve Ensler. All $100 tickets include premium seating as well as a tax-deductible donation to Planned Parenthood.
Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues has been translated into over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs at both Off-Broadway’s Westside Theater and on London’s West End (2002 Olivier Award nomination, Best Entertainment), and has run for 10 years in Mexico City and Paris. Her experience performing The Vagina Monologues inspired her to create V-Day, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls which raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of her award-winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. In 2011, over 5,600 V-Day benefits took place. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $90 million and educated millions. Eve Ensler has devoted her life to stopping violence, envisioning a planet in which women and girls will be free to thrive, rather than merely survive. V-Day’s newest campaign, ONE BILLION RISING launched in February 2012, and will culminate in a day of action on V-Day’s 15th anniversary, February 14th, 2013 when V-Day activists all over the world will STRIKE, DANCE, and RISE to end violence against women and girls.
Eve's newest book, In the Body of the World, recounts the seven harrowing months of her treatment for cancer during which she is confronted with her own body in crisis, and is sustained by her promise to help build and attend the opening ceremony of the City of Joy, a sanctuary from violence and rape for the women of the Congo. An inspiring and radical examination of cancer and an extraordinary life.
Donations from An Evening with Eve Ensler will help Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest achieve its mission of supporting the lifelong sexual health of women and men and to foster a community where every child is a wanted child. Planned Parenthood achieves its mission by focusing on three areas: affordable and quality health care; accurate, age appropriate and comprehensive sex education; and advocacy to protect the fundamental right to decide freely if and when to have a child.