Guerrilla Girls On Tour!
Guerrilla Girls On Tour is an anonymous theatre collective whose mission is to create new plays that dramatize women’s history and address the current state of women in the performing arts and beyond. Our performances use comedic, physical, and vaudevillian-like techniques to prove that feminists are funny. In order to put the focus of our work entirely on the issues we address each member performs under the name of a dead woman artist and wears a gorilla mask to conceal her true identity.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Hello followers of guerrillagirlsontour blog!
That is about to change!
We have a few ideas of what our next few months of blogging should focus on:
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Guide to the latest additions to the sexual misconduct and harassment code for the theatre (abridged)
If you are asked to take off your clothes at an audition you must be given a reason i.e. the production is a bare bones version of the play; the producer is considering doing the play in repertory with “Oh, Calcutta”; the director wants to see you naked.
Make out scene rehearsals shall follow these guidelines:
(1) There shall be a five-minute break after 55 minutes of making out or a 10-minute break at the conclusion of 80 minutes of a make out rehearsal.
(2) Actors shall not rehearse making out more than five consecutive hours without a meal break of at least one hour.
(3) There shall be a 12-hour recovery period between the end of a make out rehearsal on one day and the beginning of a make out rehearsal on the next day.
The following acts must be performed a maximum of 8 times a week if written into the script:
*may be simulated
NOTE: Highly sexualized musicals such as “Cabaret” may also include the following:
after hours dating
If weaponry is used in any of the above a qualified fight captain must be present. A qualified fight captain is any person trained in weaponry, experienced in weaponry, knows what the word weaponry means, or is a former boyfriend of the stage manager.
PROTOCOLS FOR REGISTERING GRIEVANCES
If you think you have experienced sexual misconduct and/or harassment (please refer to the guidelines entitled “Complete Guide to the sexual misconduct and harassment code for the theatre (abridged)” you may report infringements as follows:
If you are an actor notify the stage manager.
If you are the stage manager notify the producer
If you are the producer notify the dialect coach
If you are the dialect coach notify the orchestrator
If you are the orchestrator notify the dance captain
If you are the dance captain notify the director
If you are the director assemble the cast together and discuss the claims of the person who has filed the grievance. Moderate a 45 minute session focusing on what should be done. Listen to everyone’s ideas and thank them all for sharing. Then, inform whoever it is who complained (if you don’t remember it is usually the person with the black eye) that they are free to leave the production asap.
Take everyone out for drinks.**
** This is the only circumstance under which it is permissible for actors to perform drunk.
For more information see: "Sex and Violence, Beyond the Script
Thursday, November 6, 2014
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Saturday, November 16, 2013
In observance of the 40th anniversary of Roe vs Wade and in support of women’s reproductive rights in the United States, the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA) is sponsoring the national juried exhibition Choice.
Guerrilla Girls On Tour have been addressing the issue of reproductive rights since 2001. We present each state and country we tour to a “reproductive right report card” and inform our audiences how their laws and legislators affect a woman’s right to choose. Our poster: It’s Not Just About Choice Anymore (2011), was created after extensive research for our 2010 tour and our belief that threats to Medicaid, Planned Parenthood and the Affordable Health Care Act were threats to basic human rights.
For More Info: http://www.ncwca.org
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Michelle Knight, one of Ariel Castro's victims, showed up in person at his sentencing hearing yesterday shared her story of what she said happened to her and the other women held hostage by Castro for years. This poem was created from the words in her statement.
What 11 years was like for me
I missed my son every day
I cried every night
what would happen to me
Gina was my teammate
dying from his abuse
she nursed me back to health
we said we would
make it out alive
I will overcome
I will not let you define me
I will live
on I will prevail
be a stronger woman
know there's more good
you will die
a little every day.
after 11 years, I am
finally being heard
your hell is just beginning
my name is Michelle Knight
Sunday, July 7, 2013