Arena Stage will present the American Artist Award to Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, activist and author Eve Ensler, one of Arena's Power Play commissioned artists. The award will be presented Wednesday, November 14, 2018 as part of the opening night celebration for the gold standard musical Anything Goes, directed by Molly Smith.
Beginning at 6:00 p.m., the evening will include a cocktail reception in the Bank of America Lower Lobby, seated dinner in the Molly Smith Study, 8:00 p.m. opening night performance of Anything Goes in the Fichandler Stage and post-show dessert reception in the Grand Lobby. The seated dinner will feature the presentation of the American Artist Award to Ensler.
"Eve Ensler has been at the forefront of the fight for women's rights for a long time, and it's wonderful to have this opportunity to highlight her work and activism both in the U.S. and abroad," explains Smith. "As a theater artist, her Vagina Monologues changed the way we view women's roles and, in fact, changed the way we view theater. She continues to trailblaze with her new plays about women and their bodies. She is a true hero of the American theater."
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