EVE AT GRACE - An Evening with Eve Ensler
V-Day Presents EVE AT GRACE
An Evening with Tony Award winning Playwright and V–Day Founder/Artistic Director Eve Ensler
Tuesday September 27, 2011
hosted by Grace Cathedral.
DOORS open at 6:00pm
PROGRAM starts at 7:00pm.
For this special one night only engagement, Ensler has chosen San Francisco to deliver her first talk based on her upcoming book entitled CongoCancer, scheduled for release in late 2012. “The evening will be a gathering calling up the outrage, courage, tenderness and wisdom that lives in the body which is the body of the world,” stated Ensler. “It will look at how surviving cancer, violence or suffering is the pathway to connection, transformation and revolution. It will be a call to our second wind, to the woman spring.”
$1000 tickets are available which include entry to Eve’s talk at Grace, followed by a very special, intimate after gathering with Eve and the committee. To purchase visit:
Proceeds from the evening will benefit V-Day and GraceCathedral.
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 newestwork, 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 NewYork Times Best Seller list. A workshop production of the play launched in SouthAfrica 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-Daymovement 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 wasnamed one of US News & World Report's "Best Leaders." In 2011 she was named oneof Newsweek’s “150 Women who Changed the World” and The Guardian’s “100 Most Influential Women.”
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