RUFF in Tasmania

ade4b061-d669-4179-9f1d-49a047b053a7This September, Split Britches have presented RUFF (performed by Peggy Shaw, directed by Lois Weaver) for Junction Arts Festival, as part of their residency at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania. The piece was performed on the 4th and 5th of September at the Southern Cross Austereo Studio in Launceston, before being brought to the Back Space Theatre Royal, Hobart, on the 10th and 11th.
Set and media designed by Dr Matt Delbridge, Head of Theatre at TCotA.


3bb621d897fef2b4258176e2a3a92149 55a34d6e7000b0d1a92d8b052ff68e3bSplit Britches Company will be producing three events at this years Konfrontacje Teatralne Festiwal in Lublin, including solo performances from both Lois and Peggy, and a ten day installation of ‘Decency Clause’, a new Desperate Archive Exhibition, designed with Jo Palmer.

A Desperate Archive exhibition on art, censorship and the Culture Wars of late-80s/early-90s America. Featuring text, ephemera and media from the work of Split Britches, Citizen Reno, Penny Arcade, and Holly Hughes.
9th to 18th October Open |15.00-21.00


3238c932-dda5-4532-a6b7-cbac3ea9f91b‘The Only Way Home Is Through The Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver’ is now available to preorder. Written by Weaver and Jen Harvie, and published by LADA and Intellect, the book offers a guided tour of Lois Weaver’s aesthetics, principles, inspirations, innovations, and desires, featuring a wealth of material that has never previously been published.

Join Lois and Jen, for cocktails and discussion of feminist performance at their three launches this autumn:

Abrons Arts Center, NY
Fri 23rd October, 6pm – FREE
Part of Just Like A Woman: New York Edition
Evening includes Lois Weaver in conversation with Professor Lisa Duggan (NYU) on ‘The Politics and Pleasures of Femme’.

Chelsea Theatre, London
Fri 13th November, 6.30pm – FREE

Part of Just Like A Woman: London Edition

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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