“When we are connected to our bodies, we are connected to the world” Eve Ensler, Tony Award Winner and the Bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues and one of Newsweek’s 150 Women Who Changed the World, a visionary memoir of separation and connection—to the body, the self, and the world.
Manhattan Theater Club’s American Repertory Theater production of In the Body of the World is written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. For the Talkback Series, organised to encourage conversation after the show, Eve Ensler, Diane Paulus and Lilian Ajayi-Ore, the founder and CEO of the Global Connections for Women Foundation, were invited to be a part of the panel of an impressive list of guest speakers.
On February 20th following the 7PM performance, the post performance will feature
– Lilian Ajayi-Ore (Global Connection For Women, African Diaspora Specialist)
Other speakers at the post-show discussions include Dr. Sue Grand (Psychotherapist), Anya Pearson (Actress, playwright, poet, producer and activist) and more.
Ensler, whose The Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to MTC with a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler’s personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directing this bold, unflinching and inspiring piece is Tony Award winner Diane Paulus of Waitress and Pippin fame.
Over the production’s initial 10-week run, 21 post-show discussions will be led by a variety of acclaimed artists, activists, medical professionals and scholars. In the Body of the World begins previews January 16, 2018 ahead of a February 6, 2018 opening night at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).