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Eve Ensler Receives the 2011 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award!


We are so proud to announce that V-Day Founder and Artistic Director Eve Ensler received the 2011 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award last night, Sunday, June 12th, in NYC.

The Isabelle Stevenson Award recognizes an individual from the theater community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations and is chosen by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.

We all at V-Day want to congratulate Eve on this momentous achievement, it is so well deserved and we are so proud of you!!!

WATCH Eve's Acceptance Speech >

"This all began when I said the word vagina in a little tiny theater way, way downtown in this very city. I said it again. I said it endlessly. I said it so many times over, women began to say it. I saw what happens when millions say vagina and when millions hear it. What I learned is that when you say what you're not supposed to say, when you share your secrets, when you tell the truth, the world changes - people get free, they come into their power."

"I accept this award on behalf all those who found their voices, their vaginas, their courage in the theater. And I call on all of us to remember why we were drawn to the theater, and to be braver, bolder, and more outrageous. I thank you from the bottom of my heart."
- Eve Ensler

READ "Fugard, Ensler honored at Tonys" by Variety >

READ Playbill's feature article on Eve, "A Life in the Theater" >