Ensler honors shot Pakistani activist

Ensler honors shot Pakistani activist

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. author Eve Ensler called Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, "fearless" and an "inspiration to teen girls."

'Vagina Monologues' comes to Mich. capital

LANSING, Mich., June 16 (UPI) -- A Michigan lawmaker says she'll perform the play "The Vagina Monologues" on the steps of the capital after being banned from using the word on the House floor.
Ensler, Fugard to be honored at Tonys show

Ensler, Fugard to be honored at Tonys show

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Playwrights Athol Fugard and Eve Ensler are to be honored at the 2011 Tony Awards ceremony in New York this June, organizers said.

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Vagina in school paper sparks uproar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Students at a Los Angeles high school have protested after school officials confiscated an issue of the school newspaper that featured a diagram of a vagina.
Jane Fonda says 'C-word' on 'Today'

Jane Fonda says 'C-word' on 'Today'

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- "Today" co-host Meredith Vieira apologized on-air for a coarse word used by her guest -- Hollywood screen icon and activist Jane Fonda.

Fonda celebrates 70th birthday in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Sally Field, Eve Ensler, Rosie O'Donnell and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin all turned out for Hollywood icon Jane Fonda's 70th birthday party.

Hoo-ha over 'The Vagina Monologues'

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A Florida theater has mollified a passing motorist by substituting the word "hoohaa" for the clinical term for a female sexual organ on its marquee.

BBC to air 'I Love the C-Word'

LONDON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The BBC faces scrutiny after announcing it will air "I Love the C-Word," a program that examines one of the most offensive words in the English language.

'Vagina Monologues' staged in India

BOMBAY, March 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actresses Jane Fonda and Marisa Tomei marked International Women's Day by appearing Monday in "The Vagina Monologues" in India.

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The Vagina Monologues: A vivid performance

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The "Vagina Monologues," as performed by Eve Ensler for her final engagement in the groundbreaking, eye-opening play is a perfectly choreographed one-man ... er
Eve Ensler
Author Eve Ensler arrives at the 18th Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on October 21, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Eve Ensler (b. May 25, 1953 in New York) is an American playwright, performer, feminist and activist, best known for her play The Vagina Monologues.

Ensler is Jewish and graduated from Middlebury College in 1975. She married Richard McDermott in 1978, and divorced him 10 years later. She is the adoptive mother of actor Dylan McDermott, whom she adopted when he was 18 and she was 26.

The Vagina Monologues was written in 1996. First performed in the basement of the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village, The Vagina Monologues has been translated into 45 different languages and performed in over 119 countries. Celebrities who have starred in the play include: Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Idina Menzel, Glenn Close, Susan Sarandon, Marin Mazzie, and Oprah Winfrey. Ensler was awarded the Obie Award in 1996 for ‘Best New Play’ and in 1999 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in Playwriting. She has also received the Berrilla-Kerr Award for Playwriting, the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, and the Jury Award for Theater at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

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