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About

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,

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.

Additional support for In the Body of the World is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Tuesday, January 23
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Talkback with Diane Paulus (Director)

Diane Paulus is the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, and was selected for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. A.R.T.: Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the WorldWaitress (currently on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theater), Crossing (a new American opera with music and libretto by Matt Aucoin), Finding Neverland (currently on the first National tour), Witness UgandaPippin (Tony Award, Best Revival and Best Director), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony Award, Best Revival, NAACP Award, Best Direction), Prometheus Bound, Death and the Powers: The Robots’ OperaBest of Both WorldsJohnny BaseballThe Donkey Show. Her other recent work includes Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, currently on tour in Europe, Invisible Thread at Second Stage, The Public Theater’s Tony Award-winning revival of HAIR on Broadway and London’s West End. As an opera director, her credits include The Magic Flute, the complete Monteverdi cycle, and the trio of Mozart-Da Ponte operas, among others. Diane is Professor of the Practice of Theater in Harvard University’s English Department. She was selected as one of Variety’s “Trailblazing Women in Entertainment for 2014” and Boston Magazine’s “50 Thought Leaders of 2014.”

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Saturday, January 27 following the 2PM performance

Talkback with Valisia Lekae (Ovarian cancer survivor and “Diana Ross” in Motown The Musical)

Lead role of “Diana Ross” in Motown The Musical! Valisia has won a 2013 Theatre World Award and was nominated for a 2013 Tony Award (Leading Actress in a Musical), Drama League Award and an Outer Critics Award. At the end of 2013, Valisia was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, just a few days after learning she had been nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award. Over the last couple of years, Valisia has used her voice to educate others about ovarian cancer. She has been the spokesperson for the NOCC and has been the guest speaker for cancer organizations and universities across the country.


This talkback will be moderated by Sammi Cannold (Associate Director of In the Body of the World)

Sammi Cannold is the associate director of In the Body of the World and also recently served as the associate director of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (dir. Rachel Chavkin) on Broadway. Recent directing credits include Ragtime on Ellis Island and Violet on a moving bus at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) as well as concerts and workshops at A.R.T., 54 Below, Playwrights Realm, New York Theatre Barn, and Primary Stages. She has also served as an A.R.T. Artistic Fellow and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Sammi holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com.

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Sunday, January 28 following the 2PM performance

Following this performance, you are invited to attend the post-show discussion featuring a guest artist, medical professional, scholar, or activist in support of the play. The discussion is free of charge and open to anyone attending this performance. Schedule is subject to change. Guest speakers will be announced at a later date.

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Tuesday, January 30 following the 7PM performance

Talkback with Jill Johnson (Movement for In the Body of the World)

Jill Johnson is the Director of Dance, Founder/Artistic Director of the Harvard Dance Project, Senior Lecturer, at Harvard University. Graduate, Canada’s National Ballet School; danced in over 50 tours on 5 continents; soloist, National Ballet of Canada; principal dancer in William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet; stages Forsythe’s work worldwide, founding collaborator of The Movement Invention Project in New York; faculty and choreographed works for Princeton, Columbia, The New School, the Juilliard School and NYU; created 12 new dance works at Harvard since 2011; recent collaborations: Harvard Choruses, Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Dries Van Noten/Louvre Musee des Arts Decoratif, Dance On Ensemble Berlin, Sadler’s Wells Theater in London.

 

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Saturday, February 3 following the 2PM performance

Talkback with Mayo Clinic Oncologists: Sean Dowdy M.D., Eric J. Dozois M.D., Deb Rhodes M.D.

Dr. Sean Dowdy is Professor and Chair of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Chair of Surgical Quality at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, specializing in the surgical treatment of women with gynecologic malignancies. His research activities focus on improving outcomes for women with endometrial and ovarian cancer, and optimizing quality and value in surgery. He is a member of many national and international medical societies, and Chairs the Quality and Outcomes Taskforce for the Society of Gynecologic Oncology. He lives with his wife of 21 years, Jill, his daughter, Gretchen, age 19, and son, Thatcher, age 15.

Dr. Eric J. Dozois is Professor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in the Department of Surgery.  He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed his surgical training at Mayo Clinic. He is currently the Associate Dean for Surgery in the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.  Dr. Dozois specializes in minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer and complex pelvic tumors.  Key research interests include young onset colorectal cancer, stem cell therapy and surgical education.  He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications and 15 textbook chapters.

Dr. Deb Rhodes is a Professor of Medicine and clinician in the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic, and a passionate investigator of novel breast imaging tools to promote earlier detection of breast cancer in women with dense breasts. She is honored to serve as a Komen Scholar for the Susan G. Komen foundation. She received a B.A. degree in history and literature from Harvard College and an M.D degree from Cornell University Medical College. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, followed by a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship all at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


This talkback will be moderated by Sammi Cannold (Associate Director of In the Body of the World)

Sammi Cannold is the associate director of In the Body of the World and also recently served as the associate director of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (dir. Rachel Chavkin) on Broadway. Recent directing credits include Ragtime on Ellis Island and Violet on a moving bus at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) as well as concerts and workshops at A.R.T., 54 Below, Playwrights Realm, New York Theatre Barn, and Primary Stages. She has also served as an A.R.T. Artistic Fellow and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Sammi holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com.

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Thursday, February 8 following the 8PM performance

Beyond the Stage Talkback Series

Following this performance, you are invited to attend the post-show discussion featuring a guest artist, medical professional, scholar, or activist in support of the play. The discussion is free of charge and open to anyone attending this performance. Schedule is subject to change. Guest speakers will be announced at a later date.

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Saturday, February 10 following the 2PM performance

Talkback with Cherie Henderson (Cancer Survivor, Columbia Narrative Medicine) & Sandra Spannan (Cancer Survivor; Artist and Owner of see.Painting, Inc.)

Cherie Henderson is a doctoral student in communications at Columbia University and holds a master’s degree from Columbia’s Program in Narrative Medicine, where she was also a teaching associate and postgraduate fellow. Her research interests include societal stories of illness, disability and end of life, as well as the intersection of death and humor. She also initiated and led writing groups for people treated for cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Previously, she was a staff editor and reporter at The Miami Herald and The Associated Press. She lives in New York with her husband; they have one son.

Sandra Spannan is 47, Fiona and Kaya’s mom, a gilder, artist and restorer & the owner of see. Painting, inc., a decorative painting/gilding company that has 10 employees. She also has Stage 4 Colon Cancer which spread from her colon into the liver, her ovaries, her gall bladder and everywhere in between (as they found out during an emergency surgery)… As you can imagine, this sudden news has been devastating to Sandra and their two daughters and everyone else that knows her. BUT-she is a fighter! She is determined to beat this disease. She is balancing to keep her company alive and strong, continuing to provide jobs for artists, being a supportive and loving Mama to her daughters and working hard at her new full-time job, fighting cancer. It has been 3 years now since she was diagnosed and after many surgeries, over 40 plus rounds of chemo and radiations Sandra is maintaining her cancer in taking daily chemo pills and avastin via her port every three weeks. She believes strongly in alternative medicine and is practicing daily mediation, focuses on the positive, still travels all over the world for work and pleasure, rides her vintage motorcycle and just bought a cabin in the woods to help her heal and stay strong.


This talkback will be moderated by Sammi Cannold (Associate Director of In the Body of the World)

Sammi Cannold is the associate director of In the Body of the World and also recently served as the associate director of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (dir. Rachel Chavkin) on Broadway. Recent directing credits include Ragtime on Ellis Island and Violet on a moving bus at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) as well as concerts and workshops at A.R.T., 54 Below, Playwrights Realm, New York Theatre Barn, and Primary Stages. She has also served as an A.R.T. Artistic Fellow and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Sammi holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com.

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Tuesday, February 13 following the 7PM performance

Talkback with Christine “Mama C” Shuler Deschryver (Director City of Joy, V-Day Congo)

Christine “Mama C” Schuler Deschryver has called Bukavu her home all her life. She oversees all aspects of V-Day’s work on the ground in the DRC, including the City of Joy and coordinating campaign activities on the local, provincial, and national levels. She is an internationally renowned human rights activist who has worked as a teacher, an administrator for CARE CANADA, and, for 13 years, as an administrator for the German Technical Cooperation, where she oversaw a staff of over 100. She travels widely advocating for Congolese women’s rights.


This talkback will be moderated by Sammi Cannold (Associate Director of In the Body of the World)

Sammi Cannold is the associate director of In the Body of the World and also recently served as the associate director of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (dir. Rachel Chavkin) on Broadway. Recent directing credits include Ragtime on Ellis Island and Violet on a moving bus at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) as well as concerts and workshops at A.R.T., 54 Below, Playwrights Realm, New York Theatre Barn, and Primary Stages. She has also served as an A.R.T. Artistic Fellow and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Sammi holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com.

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Thursday, February 15 following the 8PM performance

Talkback with Christine “Mama C” Shuler Deschryver (Director City of Joy, V-Day Congo)

Christine “Mama C” Schuler Deschryver has called Bukavu her home all her life. She oversees all aspects of V-Day’s work on the ground in the DRC, including the City of Joy and coordinating campaign activities on the local, provincial, and national levels. She is an internationally renowned human rights activist who has worked as a teacher, an administrator for CARE CANADA, and, for 13 years, as an administrator for the German Technical Cooperation, where she oversaw a staff of over 100. She travels widely advocating for Congolese women’s rights.


This talkback will be moderated by Sammi Cannold (Associate Director of In the Body of the World)

Sammi Cannold is the associate director of In the Body of the World and also recently served as the associate director of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (dir. Rachel Chavkin) on Broadway. Recent directing credits include Ragtime on Ellis Island and Violet on a moving bus at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) as well as concerts and workshops at A.R.T., 54 Below, Playwrights Realm, New York Theatre Barn, and Primary Stages. She has also served as an A.R.T. Artistic Fellow and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Sammi holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com.

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Friday, February 16 following the 8PM performance

Talkback with Christine “Mama C” Shuler Deschryver (Director City of Joy, V-Day Congo)

Christine “Mama C” Schuler Deschryver has called Bukavu her home all her life. She oversees all aspects of V-Day’s work on the ground in the DRC, including the City of Joy and coordinating campaign activities on the local, provincial, and national levels. She is an internationally renowned human rights activist who has worked as a teacher, an administrator for CARE CANADA, and, for 13 years, as an administrator for the German Technical Cooperation, where she oversaw a staff of over 100. She travels widely advocating for Congolese women’s rights.


This talkback will be moderated by Sammi Cannold (Associate Director of In the Body of the World)

Sammi Cannold is the associate director of In the Body of the World and also recently served as the associate director of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (dir. Rachel Chavkin) on Broadway. Recent directing credits include Ragtime on Ellis Island and Violet on a moving bus at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) as well as concerts and workshops at A.R.T., 54 Below, Playwrights Realm, New York Theatre Barn, and Primary Stages. She has also served as an A.R.T. Artistic Fellow and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Sammi holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com.

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Saturday, February 17 following the 2PM performance

Talkback with Christine “Mama C” Shuler Deschryver (Director City of Joy, V-Day Congo)

Christine “Mama C” Schuler Deschryver has called Bukavu her home all her life. She oversees all aspects of V-Day’s work on the ground in the DRC, including the City of Joy and coordinating campaign activities on the local, provincial, and national levels. She is an internationally renowned human rights activist who has worked as a teacher, an administrator for CARE CANADA, and, for 13 years, as an administrator for the German Technical Cooperation, where she oversaw a staff of over 100. She travels widely advocating for Congolese women’s rights.


This talkback will be moderated by Sammi Cannold (Associate Director of In the Body of the World)

Sammi Cannold is the associate director of In the Body of the World and also recently served as the associate director of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (dir. Rachel Chavkin) on Broadway. Recent directing credits include Ragtime on Ellis Island and Violet on a moving bus at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) as well as concerts and workshops at A.R.T., 54 Below, Playwrights Realm, New York Theatre Barn, and Primary Stages. She has also served as an A.R.T. Artistic Fellow and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Sammi holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com.

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Tuesday, February 20 following the 7PM performance

Talkback with Anya Pearson (Actress, Playwright)

Anya Pearson is an accomplished actress, playwright, poet, producer, and activist. Anya is the inaugural winner of the prestigious $10,000 Voice is a Muscle Grant from the Corporeal Voices Foundation run by best-selling author Lidia Yuknavitch. Her choreopoem, Made to Dance in Burning Buildings, will be presented at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater on April 24, 2018. Made to Dance in Burning Buildings is a fusion of poetry, theatre, and violent and visceral contemporary dance poses the question: how do we heal from trauma? She is also producing a documentary, which follows her passionate quest to empower other survivors and dissects rape culture as a whole.


This talkback will be moderated by Sammi Cannold (Associate Director of In the Body of the World)

Sammi Cannold is the associate director of In the Body of the World and also recently served as the associate director of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (dir. Rachel Chavkin) on Broadway. Recent directing credits include Ragtime on Ellis Island and Violet on a moving bus at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) as well as concerts and workshops at A.R.T., 54 Below, Playwrights Realm, New York Theatre Barn, and Primary Stages. She has also served as an A.R.T. Artistic Fellow and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Sammi holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com.

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Thursday, February 22 following the 8PM performance

Talkback with Eve Ensler  (Writer, Performer) 

Eve Ensler is the Tony Award-winning playwright, activist, performer and author of the theatrical Obie Award-winning phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Ms. Ensler’s plays include Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man, Extraordinary MeasuresNecessary Targets, OPC, The Good Body, and Emotional Creature. Her books include Insecure At Last: A Political Memoir; New York Times bestseller I Am An Emotional Creature; and her latest critically acclaimed memoir In the Body of the World which she recently adapted, debuted and performed at the American Repertory Theater to rave reviews directed by Diane Paulus. Her play Fruit Trilogy was performed at the Women of the World Festival in London and The West Yorkshire Playhouse in March of 2016. Her film credits include an HBO film version of The Vagina Monologues (2002). She also produced the film What I Want My Words to Do to You, a documentary about the writing group she led at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. The film premiered and won the Freedom of Expression Award at Sundance Film Festival and premiered nationally on PBS’s “P.O.V.” in December 2003. She recently co-directed the documentary short One Billion Rising which premiered in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Ms. Ensler is founder of V-Day, the almost 20-year-old global activist movement to end violence against women and girls which has raised over 100 million dollars. V-Day, led Ms. Ensler to also found One Billion Rising, the biggest global mass action to end violence against women in human history in over 200 countries. She writes for The Guardian, Time Magazine, and the International Herald Tribune. She was named one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Changed the World” and The Guardian’s “100 Most Influential Women.”

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Tuesday, February 27 following the 7PM performance

Talkback with Paula Allen (Documentary Photographer), James Lescene ( Founder of the Trevor Project), Tony Montenieri (Producer for Eve Ensler)

Paula Allen is a documentary photographer activist, author and educator. Her photographs are used to promote human rights throughout the world. She has traveled to Iraq, Haiti, Afghanistan, N. Ireland, The Balkans, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Cuba and Kenya. One of her primary focuses has been to record the invisible stories of women’s courage and determination, producing long-term documentary projects such as: and the women of Calama, Chile, who searched the desert for 17 years for their men who were executed and disappeared after the 1973 coup and The building of the City of Joy, for women survivors of sexual violence, in the DRC.

James Lecesne wrote the short film TREVOR, which won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short and inspired the founding of The Trevor Project, the only nationwide 24-hour suicide prevention and crisis intervention Lifeline for LGBT and Questioning youth. His own solo shows, One Man Band, Word of Mouth (Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle Awards) was directed by Eve Ensler, and she also directed him in EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES, a performance piece which she created for him in 1995.  He has written three novels for young adults, and created The Letter Q, a collection of letters by Queer writers to their younger selves. Lecesne was the executive producer of After The Storm, a feature length documentary film about 12 young people living in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He was a writer for Will & Grace, a story consultant for Vicious and he collaborated with Armistead Maupin on Further Tales of the City for Showtime (Emmy nomination). An actor as well as a writer, James has appeared on and Off Broadway in THE BEST MAN, Cloud 9, Boys in the Band and in his most recent solo show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (Outer Critics Circle Award). The NYTimes has ranked him as “one of the most talented solo performers of his (or any) generation.”

Mr. Montenieri has worked w. Eve Ensler and V-Day, the global grassroots movement to end violence against women and girls for 15 years. He has served in various roles for both Ensler and V-Day and currently is the Director of her production company, Lotus Productions while also serving as V-Day’s Acting Campaigns Director.  In his tenure with Ensler he has worked both on and off-Broadway, most recently associate producing her play Emotional Creature, The Secret Life of Girls Around the World at the Signature Theatre. He is slated to receive an M.A. in Arts Administration from Goucher College in June.

 

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Thursday, March 1 following the 8PM performance

Talkback with Cynthia Nixon (Tony Award-winning Actress and Activist)

NIXON has appeared in over 40 plays, 13 on Broadway, earning two Tony Awards. She earned a Grammy for her recording of An Inconvenient Truth and Emmy and SAG awards for starring in HBO’s Sex and the City. In 2017 she received rave reviews for her portrayal of Emily Dickinson in Terence Davies’ biopic A Quiet Passion and starred in Marc Webb’s The Only Boy Living in New York .  She recently filmed Love Comes Later in which she plays a Polish émigré. Nixon lives in New York with her wife Christine Marinoni. They have three children: Sam, Charlie and Max.

Photo credit: Maarten De Boer

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Saturday, March 3 following the 2PM performance

Talkback with Dr. Carla Boutin-Foster (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Carla Boutin-Foster graduated from Downstate Medical College and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital of Weill Cornell Medical Center. She received the inaugural Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Public Health and Community Health award. She was the recipient of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. As a Haitian-born immigrant and physician she is dedicated to improving the health of the Caribbean community by tapping into the unique cultural richness and resources of the Caribbean communities and other immigrant communities.

 

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Sunday, March 4 following the 2PM performance

Talkback with Dr. Sue Grand (Psychotherapist)

Dr. Sue Grand is faculty and supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; faculty, the trauma program at the National institute for psychotherapies; faculty, the Mitchell center for Relational Psychoanalysis; fellow at the Institute for Psychology and the Other. She is the author of The reproduction of Evil: A clinical and Cultural Perspective and The Hero in the Mirror: From Fear to Fortitude; co-editor of the Wounds of History and also of Trans-generational Trauma and the Other; co-editor of the forthcoming books, De-Centering Relational Psychoanalysis and De-Idealizing Relational Psychoanalysis. She is an assoc editor of the Psychoanalytic Dialogues and of Psychoanalysis Culture and Society. She is in private practice in NYC and in Teaneck NJ.


This talkback will be moderated by Sammi Cannold (Associate Director of In the Body of the World)

Sammi Cannold is the associate director of In the Body of the World and also recently served as the associate director of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (dir. Rachel Chavkin) on Broadway. Recent directing credits include Ragtime on Ellis Island and Violet on a moving bus at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) as well as concerts and workshops at A.R.T., 54 Below, Playwrights Realm, New York Theatre Barn, and Primary Stages. She has also served as an A.R.T. Artistic Fellow and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Sammi holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com.

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Thursday, March 8 following the 8PM performance

Talkback with Diane Paulus (Director)

Diane Paulus is the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, and was selected for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. A.R.T.: Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the WorldWaitress (currently on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theater), Crossing (a new American opera with music and libretto by Matt Aucoin), Finding Neverland (currently on the first National tour), Witness UgandaPippin (Tony Award, Best Revival and Best Director), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony Award, Best Revival, NAACP Award, Best Direction), Prometheus Bound, Death and the Powers: The Robots’ OperaBest of Both WorldsJohnny BaseballThe Donkey Show. Her other recent work includes Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, currently on tour in Europe, Invisible Thread at Second Stage, The Public Theater’s Tony Award-winning revival of HAIR on Broadway and London’s West End. As an opera director, her credits include The Magic Flute, the complete Monteverdi cycle, and the trio of Mozart-Da Ponte operas, among others. Diane is Professor of the Practice of Theater in Harvard University’s English Department. She was selected as one of Variety’s “Trailblazing Women in Entertainment for 2014” and Boston Magazine’s “50 Thought Leaders of 2014.”


This talkback will be moderated by Sammi Cannold (Associate Director of In the Body of the World)

Sammi Cannold is the associate director of In the Body of the World and also recently served as the associate director of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (dir. Rachel Chavkin) on Broadway. Recent directing credits include Ragtime on Ellis Island and Violet on a moving bus at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) as well as concerts and workshops at A.R.T., 54 Below, Playwrights Realm, New York Theatre Barn, and Primary Stages. She has also served as an A.R.T. Artistic Fellow and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Sammi holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com.

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Tuesday, March 13 following the 7PM performance

Beyond the Stage Talkback Series

Following this performance, you are invited to attend the post-show discussion featuring a guest artist, medical professional, scholar, or activist in support of the play. The discussion is free of charge and open to anyone attending this performance. Schedule is subject to change. Guest speakers will be announced at a later date.

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Saturday, March 17 following the 2PM performance

Talkback with Kimberlé Crenshaw (Civil Right Advocate, Columbia and UCLA Professor of Law)

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority on Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, Critical Race Theory, and race, racism and the law. Crenshaw’s groundbreaking work on “Intersectionality” has traveled globally and was influential in the drafting of the equality clause in the South African Constitution. Crenshaw is the co-founder and Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, a gender and racial justice legal thinktank, and the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School.


This talkback will be moderated by Sammi Cannold (Associate Director of In the Body of the World)

Sammi Cannold is the associate director of In the Body of the World and also recently served as the associate director of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (dir. Rachel Chavkin) on Broadway. Recent directing credits include Ragtime on Ellis Island and Violet on a moving bus at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) as well as concerts and workshops at A.R.T., 54 Below, Playwrights Realm, New York Theatre Barn, and Primary Stages. She has also served as an A.R.T. Artistic Fellow and a Sundance Institute Fellow. Sammi holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. from Harvard University. www.sammicannold.com.

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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. Guest speakers include Eve Ensler (Playwright & Performer), Diane Paulus (Director), Valicia LeKae (Motown the Musical), Mayo Clinic Medical Specialists, Christine “Mama C” Schuler Deschryver (Director of City of Joy and V-Day Congo), Cherie Henderson (Columbia Narrative Medicine and Cancer Writing Workshop creator). The discussions are free of charge and are open to anyone attending that performance. Schedule is subject to change.

MTC thanks Jan Warner, who is supporting the Beyond the Stage talkback series in memory of her husband, Arthur Warner.

GENERAL INFORMATION

In the Body of the World runs 75 minutes, with no intermission.

Click here for a seating chart Stage I seats 300. All seats are on Orchestra level—all seating accessible by elevator. For more information on accessibility, please click here.

Please note: In the Body of the World contains mature content and is not recommended for children under 13.

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A limited number of $25 tickets to IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD will be available on TodayTix at 10:00am on the day of each performance on a first come, first served basis.

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A night out in NYC can break the bank, but if you’re 30 or under, you can get a full evening of entertainment at Manhattan Theatre Club for only $30! Members of MTC’s 30 Under 30 Program can buy a pair of $30 tickets to every show MTC produces (that’s 3 on Broadway and 5 off!) It’s free, and easy to join! SIGN UP. Please Note: You must show a valid ID when picking up tickets at the box office that confirms your name and birth date.

GROUP SALES (10+)

Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, please email GroupSales@mtc-nyc.org or call (212) 399-3000 x4132.

STUDENTS

Student tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show when the box office opens. Tickets are $30 (including all fees), payable by cash or credit card, and are available to students with an ID from a degree or diploma granting institution. Tickets are subject to availability and are limited to two per valid ID. Note that students aged 30 or under may prefer to purchase their tickets through the 30 Under 30 program instead – see above.

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- The Boston Globe

Bios

EVE ENSLER Writer, Performer

Eve Ensler is the Tony Award winning playwright, activist, performer and author of the theatrical Obie Award winning phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Ms. Ensler’s plays include Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man, Extraordinary Measures, Necessary Targets, OPC, The Good Body, and Emotional Creature. Her books include Insecure At Last: A Political Memoir; New York Times bestseller I Am An Emotional Creature; and her latest critically acclaimed memoir In the Body of the World which she recently adapted, debuted and performed at the American Repertory Theater to rave reviews directed by Diane Paulus. Her play Fruit Trilogy was performed at the Women of the World Festival in London and The West Yorkshire Playhouse in March of 2016. Her film credits include an HBO film version of The Vagina Monologues (2002). She also produced the film What I Want My Words to Do to You, a documentary about the writing group she led at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. The film premiered and won the Freedom of Expression Award at Sundance Film Festival and premiered nationally on PBS’s “P.O.V.” in December 2003. She recently co-directed the documentary short One Billion Rising which premiered in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Ms. Ensler is founder of V-Day, the almost 20-year-old global activist movement to end violence against women and girls which has raised over 100 million dollars. V-Day, led Ms. Ensler to also found One Billion Rising, the biggest global mass action to end violence against women in human history in over 200 countries. She writes for The Guardian, Time Magazine, and the International Herald Tribune. She was named one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Changed the World” and The Guardian’s “100 Most Influential Women.”

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