The Censorship Issue of The Dramatist
V: The Craft
V (FKA Eve Ensler) in In the Body of the World. Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva
Body of the World. Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva.

Once you have an idea, how do you proceed? Do you take notes? Do you outline? Do you plunge right in?

Once an idea begins to surface I walk it around, lie with it, dream on it. I jot down images or associations. I let it live for a while to see if it is willing and able to grow into something capable of carrying an entire work.

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(formerly Eve Ensler) is the Tony Award-winning playwright, activist, performer and author of the theatrical phenomenon and Obie Award winning The Vagina Monologues. Some of V’s plays include Extraordinary Measures, Necessary Targets, OPC, The Good Body, Emotional Creature, and In the Body of the World. V is the founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising.