New York premiere written and performed by Eve Ensler
Directed by Diane Paulus
The Tony Award-winning author, performer and activist Eve 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 (Waitress, Pippin).
In the Body of the World is an American Repertory Theater production.
Pictured: Eve Ensler (Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva for American Repertory Theater).
BEYOND THE STAGE Post-Show Talkback Series:
Following select performances of In the Body of the World, audience members are invited to attend ‘Beyond the Stage’, a series of curated post-show discussions led by a group of artists, medical professionals, scholars and activists in support of the play. Special Guest Speakers include Cynthia Nixon (Tony Award-winning Actress, Activist), Christine “Mama C” Schuler Deschryver (Director of City of Joy and V-Day Congo), Mayo Clinic Oncologists, Valisia Lekae (Broadway Performer, Motown The Musical), and more. The discussions are free of charge and are open to anyone attending that performance. Schedule is subject to change. Select recordings of the discussions will be accessible as it become available at www.BodyoftheWorldplay.com.
MTC thanks Jan Warner, who is supporting the Beyond the Stage talkback series in memory of her husband, Arthur Warner.