2018 has been a big year for legendary playwright Eve Ensler, who won the 2018 Lucille Lortel lifetime achievement award in May. Alongside receiving this award for her lifelong commitment to creating theater with an edge of social commentary, her new play series the Fruit Trilogy will be running until June 23rd at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York.
Since writing The Vagina Monologues in 1995, Ensler has been known in the theater and feminist spheres for bringing attention to women’s issues worldwide. She crafts various stories by uniting journalism and playwriting, turning theater into action. After receiving the Lucille Lortel lifetime achievement award on May 6th, Ensler was able to deliver her acceptance speech on May 30th. The full speech was printed in PlayBill Magazine. In the speech, Ensler, who is now 65, said she isn’t finished living, she is “really just entering the next, hopefully more radical stage.”
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