“Speaking Truth to Power”

  • A performance Co-Curated by Eve Ensler and Purva Panday Cullman

    The performance will be held at the Kaye Playhouse, East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues.

     

    • EVE ENSLER

      EVE ENSLER 

      Eve Ensler is a Tony award winning playwright, performer and activist. She is the award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries.

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    • EDWIDGE DANTICAT*

      EDWIDGE DANTICAT* 

      Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik? Krak! *Edwidge Danticat will not be performing. Anika Noni Rose will be reading a piece by Edwidge Danticat.

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    • ASALI DEVAN ECCLESIASTES

      ASALI DEVAN ECCLESIASTES 

      Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes is a mother, educator, event producer, spoken word artist, and as a newlywed, remains a community servant. She is the co-founder and Executive Producer of the Akoben Words-In-Action Festival.

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    • DEBORAH COPAKEN KOGAN

      DEBORAH COPAKEN KOGAN 

      Deborah Copaken Kogan is a bestselling memoirist (Shutterbabe); novelist (Between Here and April & the soon-to-be-released The Red Book); story-teller (The Moth; Six-Word Memoir); and journalist (Financial Times; The New York Times; The New Yorker; etc.)

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    • LISA KRON

      LISA KRON 

      Lisa Kron has been writing and performing theater since coming to New York from Michigan in 1984. Her play, Well opened to critical acclaim on Broadway at the Longacre Theater in March of 2006 and received two Tony nominations.

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    • LYNN NOTTAGE

      LYNN NOTTAGE 

      Lynn Nottage is a playwright from Brooklyn. Her plays include Intimate Apparel, Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Las Meninas, and Ruined. They have been produced and developed at theatres both nationally and internationally.

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    • OLIVIA OGUMA

      OLIVIA OGUMA 

      Olivia Oguma is a NYC based actress, singer and artist. She has appeared on Broadway, national tours, regional productions and among her accomplishments, she was honored with a Critics Circle Award for her performance in Julia Cho's BFE (Playwrights Horizons and Long Wharf). Olivia Ogumn will be reading a piece by Mary Oliver.

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    • MARY OLIVER*

      MARY OLIVER* 

      A private person by nature, Mary Oliver has given very few interviews over the years. Instead, she prefers to let her work speak for itself. And speak it has, The New York Times recently acknowledged Mary Oliver as “far and away, this country’s best-selling poet. *Mary Oliver will not be performing. Her piece will be performed by Olivia Oguma.

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    • KEVIN POWELL

      KEVIN POWELL 

      Kevin Powell is widely considered one of America’s most important voices in these early years of the 21st century. Legendary feminist Gloria Steinem asserts that "as a charismatic speaker, leader, and a very good writer, Kevin Powell has the courage...to be fully human, and this will bring the deepest revolution of all."

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    • ANIKA NONI ROSE

      ANIKA NONI ROSE 

      Anika Noni Rose is a Tony Award-winning actress who is best known for her role in the Broadway production of Caroline, or Change, and the films Dreamgirls and The Princess and the Frog. Anika Noni Rose will be reading a piece by Edwidge Danticat.

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    • HOPE ANITA SMITH

      HOPE ANITA SMITH 

      Hope Anita Smith is the author of three books. Her first book The Way A Door Closes won several awards including, The Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award, the Judy Lopez Award from the Women’s National Book Association, the Claudia Lewis Award from Bank Street College.

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