Donna Kaz

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Donna Kaz is a multi-genre writer who joined the Guerrilla Girls in 1997 and led their foray into attacking discrimination in the theatre world. Using the pseudonym Aphra Behn, she has spent the last 20 years traveling around the world with performances and street theatre actions created to address issues like gender parity, reproductive rights and an end to violence against women. Her blog, Guerrilla Activism, is featured on the Clyde Fitch Report. She has been published in Ms. Magazine, The Sun, Lilith, Step Away Magazine, Trivia: Voices of Feminism, Levitate, The Dramatist, Ful Art magazine, Girl Drive Blog, Gender Across Borders and Hawai’i Review (Ian MacMillan Award).

Her upcoming publications include Lost Horse Press’s Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. Her plays have been produced by Live Girls Theatre, New York Musical Theatre Festival, The York Theatre, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Harlem Stage, Trinity College/Dublin, The Spit Lit Festival/London, International Women’s Arts Festival/UK, Women Playwrights International Conference/Sweden and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. She is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Venus Theatre, the Yoko Ono Courage Award for the Arts and a Skowhegan Medal. Her book, Un/Masked, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour, explores her journey to feminism, the challenges of surviving domestic violence and life as an activist and artist, creating work that proves feminists are funny while wearing a rubber gorilla mask.