Take Your Work From the Theater to the World Stage
Last Valentine’s Day, Eve Ensler, Tony Award-winning playwright of The Vagina Monologues, asked people everywhere to put on their dancing shoes and boogie to show solidarity and draw attention to the injustices that affect women and girls around the world. This year — today — “thousands of events will take place in hundreds of countries and on six continents,” according to this Huffington Post article. It’s all part of Ensler’s One Billion Rising Live (which will livestream these events), which is part of V-Day, an organization she launched that aims to end violence against — yes — women and girls.
Eve Ensler is an amazing activist. And her activism keeps interest in her — and her work — alive. The Vagina Monologues, which first hit the stage in 1996, is still being performed on stages and for benefit performances. She’s created a successful loop, which maintains and attracts audiences worldwide for her work, both old and new.