Split Britches have given artist’s talks at universities, conferences, and organizations around the world. Talks range from 40-90 minutes in length and include the following topics: Building community through performance; History and work of the Company; Making space for performance; Performance and human rights; Performing gender identities. To book an artist talk, please contact Split Britches at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WelcomeSplit Britches was founded 34 years ago by Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, and Deb Margolin in New York City. 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.