Peggy Shaw to perform at Women & Performance release

Please join the editors of ‘Women & Performance’ for a release celebration of the latest issue on “Aging” with a special performance by Peggy Shaw

This special issue of ‘Women & Performance‘, on Aging, edited by Debra Levine and Pamela Cobrin, asks, “ At what point does a body become aged, and what role does gender play in that designation?” The essays in this volume reclaim the notion of aging as performance. Several of the contributors will be present to offer short responses to Shaw’s work. Shaw is an actor, writer and producer. She co-founded the Split Britches Theater Company with Lois Weaver and the WOW Café Theatre in New York City.

Debra Levine & Pamela Cobrin, Editors

Thursday, October 25, 7–9 pm
NYU Department of Performance Studies
721 Broadway, Room 612

This event is free and open to the public. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you need sign language interpretation services or other accommodations.


About Split Britches

Split Britches was founded 30 years ago by Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin. Since 1980 we have transformed the landscape of queer performance with our vaudevillian satirical gender-bending performance. Split Britches creates new forms by exploiting old conventions. It borrows from classical texts and popular myths, but its true sources are the details of everyday life. The work is personal, bordering on the private. It relies on moments rather than plot, relationships rather than story. It is about a community of outsiders, queers, eccentrics – feminist because it encourages the imaginative potential in everyone, and lesbian because it takes the presence of a lesbian on stage as a given.
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