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Guerrilla Girls On Tour to perform at the University of Northern Iowa

March 21, 2011

Phyllis Baker, director, UNI women's and gender studies, 319-273-7102,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,



CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Guerrilla Girls On Tour, an internationally acclaimed theatre collective, will perform at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, in Lang Auditorium on the University of Northern Iowa campus. This event is free and open to the public.

The collective's 70-minute play will address the lack of opportunities for women and people of color; it will also explore the combination of performance and visual art entitled "Feminists Are Funny." The performance will end with a discussion about the current state of sexism.

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. Each member works under the name of a dead woman artist and performs wearing a gorilla mask to put the focus of her work on the issues being addressed.  

The troupe has given more than 200 performances and workshops around the world addressing reproductive rights, war, sex trafficking, hunger, history and violence against women. Guerrilla Girls On Tour is the recipient of the 2010 Yoko Ono Courage for the Arts award and has been featured in the London Times, Village Voice, Mother Jones, the LA Times and numerous other media. The company can be reached at or tweeted @GuerrillaGsOT.