V-Day Talkbacks Announced for Eve Ensler's Fruit Trilogy
The Abingdon Theatre Company production runs this June.
Eve Ensler's organization V-Day will host a series of talkbacks surrounding the New York premiere of her new play, Fruit Trilogy.
Directed by Mark Rosenblatt, the Abingdon Theatre Company production will take place at the Lucille Lortel Theatre June 2-23. Kiersey Clemons and Liz Mikel star.
The talkback schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, June 12: Kiersey Clemons will discuss her role in the play.
Wednesday, June 13: Liz Mikel will discuss her role in the production.
Thursday, June 14: Taina Bien-Aimé, executive director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, moderates a conversation with representatives from Sanctuary and GEMS, all leaders on the front lines in the fight to end sex trafficking, and who serve and support survivors every day.
Tuesday, June 19: Khaliah Ali, positive body image speaker and activist, and Regena Thomashauer, teacher and author and founder of Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts, will discuss the themes of the body and ownership depicted in the play.
Wednesday, June 20: Jennifer Buffett, Novo Foundation copresident and V-Day board member, will take part in a conversation with Ensler.
Thursday, June 21: Participants will be announced.
Ensler's Fruit Trilogy comprises three short plays that give a voice to defiant, ordinary women: Pomegranate — two women for sale, another morning on the shelf; Avocado — a young woman on her chaotic, shocking journey toward freedom; and Coconut — from the bliss of her bathroom, a woman connects with the one thing she has never fully owned...her body.
Produced in association with Tony Montenieri, Fruit Trilogy features scenic design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, and sound design by Matt Hubbs.