Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thank you for feminisming

In Greece last month one of our workshop participants made a poster that said, simply, Feminisiming. It was a misspelling but I liked all that it implied. Guerrilla Girls On Tour will be taking the next few days off for Thanksgiving. Inspired by the Feministing site we, too, take a moment to give thanks:

Thank you to all the fabulous women we met in Europe last month who inspired us with smart new posters and street theatre. We can’t wait to see you again on the road.

Thank you to Karin Hanta at Middlebury College who made our last tour of 2010 one to remember by assembling such a rocking audience and fantastic student volunteer.

Thanks to Kamy Wicoff of SheWrites.com for summarizing the events surrounding the recent announcement that there will be no Wendy Wasserstein award given out this year because the committee found that all 19 plays nominated were not up to snuff. The emails exchanged with the award’s sponsor, TDF, were enlightening.

Thank you to everyone who put pressure on TDF to reverse their decision and have the Wasserstein committee make another stab at choosing an awardee.

Thank you to the DG women’s initiative for organizing women playwrights into a force to be reckoned with.

Thank you to all Guerrilla Girls On Tour past, present and future, especially Gracie Allen, Josephine Baker, Aphra Behn, Lili Boulanger, Fanny Brice, Coco Chanel, Julia Child, Alice Childress, Cheryl Crawford, Edith Evans, Alexandra Exter, Hallie Flanagan, Lorraine Hansberry, Frances Harper, Edith Head, Laura Keene, Eva Le Gallienne, Edna Lewis, Carole Lombard, Lisa Lopes, Dorothy Parker, Anne Sexton, Sophie Treadwell, Lupe Velez, Ethel Waters and Anna May Wong.

Thank you Yoko Ono for inspiring us to keep on keeping on.