RUFF at PS122 Coil Festival

Peggy Shaw in RUFF (Photo: Michael Conti)Peggy Shaw has always had a host of crooners, lounge singers, movie stars, rock and roll bands, and eccentric family members living inside her. Ruff is a tribute to those who have kept Shaw company over the last 68 years, a lament for the absence of those who disappeared into the dark holes left behind by her recent stroke, and a celebration that her brain is able to fill the blank green screens with new insight.

Written by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver
Performed by Peggy Shaw
Directed by Lois Weaver
Composer and Sound Design: Vivian Stoll
Choreographer: Stormy Brandenburger
Set and Media Design: Matt Delbridge
Lighting Design: Lori E. Seid

Commissioned by PS122’s Ethyl Eichelberger Award* & Out North Contemporary Art House, co-presented with Dixon Place

Show dates:
Jan 10, 16, 17, 19 7pm
Jan 11, 18 10pm
Jan 12 6pm
Jan 15 9pm

Dixon Place 161-A Chrystie St., New York, NY

$20 / $15 students, seniors Purchase Tickets

Please visit PS122’s website for more information about RUFF.

*The Ethyl Eichelberger is a commissioning award created by Performance Space 122 and made possible with the generous support of the Gesso Foundation. It is given to an artist or group that exemplifies Ethyl’s larger-than-life style and generosity of spirit; who embodies Ethyl’s multi-talented artistic virtuosity, bridging worlds and vitalizing those around them.


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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