Eve Ensler
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Eve Ensler is a playwright, performer, and activist. She authored the award-winning performance piece The Vagina Monologues, and starred in its original off-Broadway production. Now translated into over forty-five languages, the play is based on interviews with more than 200 women, and it celebrates women’s sexuality and strength with humor and grace.

Ensler’s experience performing The Vagina Monologues inspired her to create V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. In just eight years, it has raised over $35 million and was named one of Worth magazine's "100 Best Charities."

Ensler’s newest play, The Treatment, premiered in September 2006, and her first book, Insecure At Last: Losing It in Our Security Obsessed World, was published in October 2006. She is the executive producer of What I Want My Words to Do to You, a documentary about the writing group she has led since 1998 at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. She is also the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, including Doctor of Letters from her alma mater, Middlebury College.

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