The University of South Alabama Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Program and Feminists for Progress will present Guerilla Girls on Tour at 7 p.m., Wednesday Oct 24, at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center.
Guerilla Girls on Tour creates original plays, street actions, visual work and residency programs that dramatize women’s history and advocate on behalf of women and artists of color in the performing arts. Each member performs under the name of a dead woman artist and wears a gorilla mask.
Guerrilla Girls on Tour will present a live musical comedy performance that addresses the lack of opportunities for women and people of color titled “Feminists are Funny.”
The 70-minute performance will include their latest actions in politics, a recreation of street theatre protests and the performing arts and the media. It will also recount some of the funniest female activists and their accomplishments. A discussion with the audience will follow the performance.
The group has toured 35 states and seven countries.
Tickets are $7 and are free for students. For more information contact Dr. Linda Payne, director of the gender studies program, at (251) 460-6502.