Peter Askin directs The Good Body set to play in the PONCHO Forum, with a final performance on May 3 in the Bagley Wright Theatre.
Inspired by the widespread popularity of her previous boundary-breaking work The Vagina Monologues, Ensler spoke with women all over the world about their bodies in her travels. From those conversations, the scribe developed The Good Body which focuses on the rest of the female anatomy, exploring the lengths women go to for a culturally accepted perception of "good."
Familiar with the solo genre, Askin has directed John Leguizamo's Sexaholix...a love story for Broadway as well as Dinner with Demons, Trumbo, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Mambo Mouth and Spic-O Rama.
Ensler has also written the plays Lemonade, Necessary Targets, The Depot, Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man, Extraordinary Measures, Ladies and Scooncat. Her OBIE Award-winning Vagina Monologues is still produced around the world following its successful Off-Broadway run which opened on Oct. 3, 1999 and ran through Jan. 26, 2003.
Ensler will take part in post-show receptions following the April 15 and 16 performances at the Washington stage.
For tickets (on sale March 8) to The Good Body workshop at Seattle Rep, at the corner of Second Avenue and Mercer Street in Seattle, WA, call (206) 443-2222 or toll free at (877) 900-9285. For more information, visit www.seattlerep.org.