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, February 8, 2010
The Tim Tebow/Focus on the Family ad that ran on CBS last night during the first quarter of the Super Bowl was so vague and so short that I thought I had missed it. “That was it?” I screamed out to the Girls after it flew by. It seems that both CBS and Focus On The Family succeeded in creating a media stir about an anti-choice campaign on national TV during a huge sporting event viewed by billions and then did not deliver making those of us who protested appear to be just crazy liberals. Maybe this is their new tactic. Never mind. My biggest thrill of the hype leading up to the ad was the video the Raging Grannies posted on YouTube. Their take on what CBS stands for (Corporate Bull Shit) was so on the nose you could smell it. And that’s more I can say for Focus On The Family’s tip-toeing around their issue, whatever it may be. View the Raging Grannies video below. I’ve also included a photo of Guerrilla Girls On Tour at Focus On The Family. We smuggled our way into one of their prayer breakfast’s while on tour in Colorado. They were not amused.