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The Force of Nature That is Eve Ensler’s “In the Body of the World”

Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning author, performer and activist – best known for The Vagina Monologues, which became an international sensation after it premiered in 1996, and subsequently spurred the V-Day movement – a grassroots nonprofit organization that distributes funds to national and international grassroot organizations and programs that work to stop violence against girls and women.

Ensler’s latest work In the Body of the World, is a powerful play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. This force of nature, explores her experience of discovering she has cancer, whilst working with women who have been affected by gender-based crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and poetically weaves a tapestry of connection through irony, and synchronicity.

The show is an awe inspiring shamanic journey, that solidifies an understanding of the great Hermetic axiom “As Above, So Below – As Within, So Without.”

With its own unique brand of humor, and emotion, this work is a transcendent piece of art that gives so much hope, awareness, and inspiration into how illness-trauma-devastation-the current state of the World-and life itself is a process of continued evolution, and art is the alchemy through which we can transform and transmute.

“Because I did not, could not inhabit my body or the Earth, I could not feel or know their pain.” – Eve Ensler

The show is only running until March 25th, 2018 – but her memoir is available for purchase on Amazon.com.

To learn more about Ensler’s work with City of Joy, please click here.

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