About Eve Ensler
Eve Ensler is the Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist and author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Eve's newest work, I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life Of Girls Around The World, was released February 2010 in book form by Random House and made The New York Times Best Seller list. A workshop production of the play launched in South Africa in July, moving to Paris in September and to The Berkeley Repertory Theater in June 2012, before moving to an Off-Broadway production. Ms. Ensler's experience performing The Vagina Monologues inspired her to create V-Day, a global activist movement that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. In 2011, over 5,600 V-Day benefits took place, and to date the V-Day movement has raised over $85 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational,media, and PSA campaigns, opened the revolutionary City of Joy community in the Democratic Republic of Congo, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt, and Iraq. Ensler has won a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting and an Obie, and in 2009 was named one of US News & World Report's "Best Leaders." In 2011 she was named one of Newsweek"150 Women who Changed the World" and The Guardian" Most Influential Women"