Guerrilla Girls On Tour is an anonymous touring theatre company of 26 women trained in a variety of comedic theatre techniques who develop unique and outrageous activist plays, performance art and street theatre. The troupe has presented over 200 performances and workshops around the world dramatizing issues such as women’s history, sex trafficking, hunger, body image and violence against women. In order to throw focus on the issues we address each of us performs under the name of a dead woman artist.
Members include: Gracie Allen, Bea Arthur, Josephine Baker, Aphra Behn, Lili Boulanger, Fanny Brice, Coco Chanel, Julia Child, Alice Childress, Liz Claiborne, Cheryl Crawford, Maya Deren, Isadora Duncan, Edith Evans, Alexandra Exter, Hallie Flanagan, Emma Goldman, Lorraine Hansberry, Frances Harper, Edith Head, Audrey Hepburn, Laura Keene, Eva Le Gallienne, Carole Lombard, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, Fanny Mendelssohn, Edna St Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker, Edith Piaf, Anne Sexton, Sophie Treadwell, Lupe Velez, Azucena Villaflor and Anna May Wong.
Aphra Behn shares her experiences as a feminist activist and artist for almost 20 years as a member of Guerrilla Girls (1997-2001) and Guerrilla Girl On Tour! (2001 – present). Revealing the inside workings of the grassroots groups, she discusses the successes (protests; fax blitzes; speak-outs and street theatre); the struggles (hate mail; death threats; backlash) and the downright defeats (sabotage; infighting). Act Like a Feminist Artist is a 60 to 90 minute interactive talk, audience members will be challenged to rethink the concepts of what it means to be an “activist,” “artist,” and “feminist.” The talk is framed with readings from Aphra’s upcoming memoir, “UN/MASKED, My Secret Identity Revealed” (Skyhorse Publications, October 2016.) A lively Q and A follows every talk.
WE ARE THEATRE, was produced at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in 2012 and includes plays by Tiffany Antone, Aphra Behn, Brooke Berman, Lynne S. Brandon, Paula Cizmar, Sarah Duncan, Jyl Lynn Felman, Lauren Ferebee, Dominique Fishback, Mila Golubov, Elizabeth Hess, Yvette Heyliger, Velina Hasu Houston, Penny Jackson, Andrea Lepcio, Marianne McDonald, Irina Merkina, Honor Molloy, Brighde Mullins, Vince Peterson, Sophia Romma, Laura Shamas, Mary Steelsmith, Caridad Svich, Kathleen Warnock, Sheilah Rae, Theresa Rebeck, Thelma Virata de Castro, Shay Youngblood and Guerrilla Girls On Tour!
In 2001 Guerrilla Girls split into three new and independent groups – Guerrilla Girls On Tour, Guerrilla Girls BroadBand and Guerrilla Girls, Inc,.
Guerrilla Girls On Tour is a touring theatre company founded by three former members of Guerrilla Girls. We are a separate organization from Guerrilla Girls, Inc. and our focus is to develop new and original plays, performances and workshops that dramatize women’s history and advocate on behalf of women and artists of color in the performing arts.