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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.


RUFF in Tasmania This 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 … Continue reading

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