Reports From The Front: Williams College, MA

Bea Arthur and Edith Evans backstage at WTF!

March 1, 2012

Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Dear Diary and Future Feminists who may discover this (Hint: Sell the movie rights and make millions!)

Guerrilla Girls On Tour! took Williams College by storm! We were delighted to perform on the ’62 Center Main Stage right in the heart of campus, a stunning modern venue with not only great acoustics, comfortable seats and amazing technical capabilities but also several dressing rooms that could count as luxury apartments by Manhattan standards. This theater is also the home of the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival, commonly referred to by the Guerrilla Girls On Tour! as “WTF” to reflect the lack of plays by women in past and future seasons. (UGH!) Once the news spreads about how thrilling, moving and hilarious our performance of “Feminists are Funny” is, I hope Jenny Gersten will be inspired to “rock out with her vagina out” and choose more plays by women for Williamstown in the future (and more female directors please!)

L to R: Aphra Behn, Me (Bea Arthur) Allison (our sound tech) and Edith Evans

This audience certainly enjoyed seeing our show….they were very enthusiastic in both their sing-a-longs and in their roistering for more bananas. We were generously supported by an almost all-woman tech staff- (how appropriate!). During our “Announcements from the Audience” section of the show, I noticed there was also a good amount of activities on campus that are featuring women directors, playwrights, choreographers and film makers. Go Williams College! I will certainly be back to bathe in your enthusiasm (and $5 burger specials at the Purple Pub).

Xx-Bea Arthur

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