Guerrilla Girl, Author

Donna Kaz

DONNA KAZ is a multi-genre writer and the author of UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour. Along with her alter ego, Guerrilla Girl and Guerrilla Girl On Tour, Aphra Behn, she creates visual art and performance to attack sexism and prove feminists are funny at the same time. ggontour.com @donnakaz

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RECENT: 5 STAR REVIEW of UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour in BUST March/April 2017

As an aspiring playwright and actress arriving in N.Y.C. with stars in her eyes, Donna Kaz immediately experienced the industry sexism keeping women’s stories and meaningful roles off the stage. While working as a waitress, she met Bill Hurt, a successful stage and film actor. They began a seemingly fairytale romance, but it soon turned abusive. At this point, the memoir shifts to its real focus – Kaz’s involvement with the Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous, renegade feminist group that formed to protest sexism in the arts in 1985.

The tale of Kaz’s life as a feminist activist becomes interwoven with her tale of being in an abusive long-term relationship – her political enlightenment happens as she opens her eyes to the realities of her damaging home life. Her story is a compelling page-turner, packed with inspiring stories about the Guerrilla Girls’ plans and protests. But it’s also an inside look at a woman who allows herself to be trapped in a violent partnership. Kaz’s journey to find herself, both as an artist and as a woman, is an inspiring and enthralling one that also gives necessary credit and attention to the Guerrilla Girls. – Adrienne Urbanski

UPCOMING APPEARANCES: (Sign up for Kaz News at the bottom of this page) 

2017

June 3  – ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST – 3PM – New York City – Women in Theatre Festival (WITFestNYC)

June 22 – July 1 Quickies 17 at Live Girls Theatre, Seattle, WA

September 1  –  ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST – Atlanta, GA

October 5 – ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST – New Jersey

October 6 – IF YOU CAN STAND THE HEAT, The History of Women and Food – New Jersey

October 25 –  ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST – Illinois

November 2-5 – Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference, Long Island, NY

2018

February 21 – ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST – SUNY Brockport, NY

February 28 – ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST – Scranton, PA

March 5, 6 – ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST – Florida

March 8 – ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST – Chicago, IL