The Inventory: Eve Ensler
Interview by Hester Lacey
‘If I lost everything tomorrow I would go to Congo, become a farmer and work in the fields,’ says the playwright best known for ‘The Vagina Monologues’
What was your earliest ambition?
The first was to survive, the second was to be useful in some kind of little way, the third was to write.
Public school or state school? University or straight into work?
State school, university, then straight to work. I loved studying literature. I was a waitress for nine years, which I don’t regret at all. It taught me about discipline. I was always writing, it took a long time to make a career of it.
Read V-Day founder Eve Ensler’s full interview for the FT magazine here.