Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Venus Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award

Deb Randall of Venus Theatre with Aphra Behn 

On February 7, 2017 Aphra Behn presented "Act Like a Feminist Artist" at Venus Theatre in Laurel, MD.  Venus awarded Aphra with their Lifetime Achievement Award. 

DC NOW was a co-sponsor of the evening.

Aphra made a short speech. 
Here is what she really wanted to say....

Dear Deb Randall and Venus Theatre,
I applaud you for keeping the voices of women alive for so many years. I salute your bravery in producing season after season of work by women. I admire your perseverance, your style, your grace. I acknowledge your struggle and the struggle of all the women who have gone before you and remain behind via the love that refuses to die. I promise to keep fighting, to keep enduring and to keep advocating on behalf of women in theatre.  We are theatre. We are.


Monday, February 20, 2017

In case you missed it...

The past month in GUERRILLA news: live lectures, taped radio shows and sit down interviews. They go by in the blink of an eye and so we would like to post some of the past month's highlights for your listening and viewing pleasure. 

In no particular order they are:

ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST - Aphra Behn's talk coupled with readings from UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour was at the New York Society Library in January. View it here:

We had the pleasure of being introduced to two artists from the Blue Scarf Collective -  Sarah Klein, a filmaker and painter and Sherry Beth Sacks, a painter. 
The Blue Scarf Collective is a very cool collection of artists with this mission:  
We believe that art can and should be used to promote social justice, change, and empowerment — especially for the disenfranchised. We want to disrupt common misconceptions about feminism. We believe that the act of creating is the act of owning one's own experience. We like to get our hands dirty. 

Find the Guerrilla interview with Blue Scarf here: 

Early February brought snow to New York City but Rob Watson of RATED LGBT RADIO and his co-host, Bash, on OUT IN SANTA CRUZ warmed our hearts. 

LGBT Radio focuses on events impacting the Northern California community while OUT in SANTA CRUZ is a local talk show discussing views from the LGBTQ perspective.


Last but not least here is Margot Cherrid's January interview (in FRENCH) on the tv5Monde feminist page, Terriennes! Les Guerrilla Girls √† l’assaut d’un art « sexiste et domin√© par les hommes blancs » - TV5MONDE ]

Aphra and Margot in London