Monday, October 24, 2016

Behind the Mask, a Survivor and a Storyteller

AMERICAN THEATRE, October 21, 2016 by Simi Horowitz 

In a new memoir, the Guerrilla Girl recounts a life as an art provocateur and a reluctant feminist haunted by abuse.

“I now believe if you work hard at your art and are true to yourself as an artist—in a world where you have to identify yourself as early career, mid-career, or emerging artist—you are a success,” she said. “If you take all your rejection letters, put them in a drawer, and keep creating theatre, whether that’s in Scranton or someone’s basement or your own living room, that’s success, especially if you’ve been doing it for a long time. You’re always going to come up against no. The artist has to define her own success and not be afraid to say it out loud, ‘I’m a success.’