This split was preceded by lots of going back and forth between lawyers representing members who were no longer anonymous – FYI, you can’t sign a legal document as a dead woman artist. I agreed, with three other former Guerrilla Girls, to form Guerrilla Girls On Tour! a touring theatre company that would continue fighting discrimination with humor and fake fur. Another new group, Guerrilla Girls BroadBand did the same. But problems surfaced when the new herstory of just how our new groups came about was not embraced and celebrated by all. I realize that change is not always welcomed and that sometimes the truth is a bitter pill. But here’s the upside – sexism still runs rampant around the globe and Guerrilla Girls On Tour! is actively fighting it with humor and scary statistics.
In 2001 Guerrilla Girls On Tour! took a forward swan dive into the future and began our new mission – to make great comedies about feminist ideas and tour them around the world. In one week we will be exhibiting the video and visual works that cropped up out of our touring theatre along with the work of the other new Guerrilla Girl groups as well as some of the work of the original collective at Rutgers. The show runs June 1- July 18. This will be a chance for all to see where we’ve been, how far we’ve come and the complex journey we’ve been on.