Performance

Split Britches is currently available to tour the following performances:  Lost Lounge, Retro Perspective, and The Long Table.  We have presented these pieces at national and international venues.  To book a performance, please contact us by email at splitbritches@gmail.com.

Lost Lounge is a tribute to last holdouts–both the people and the places people gather to face or fend off encroaching cultural extinction. Recreating their favorite lounge acts like Louis Prima and Keely Smith, Mike Nichols, and Elaine May, Shaw and Weaver attempt to rescue some old haunts of the newly gentrified Bowery Corridor and resurrect some old entertainers who, except for an occasional outing on You-tube, might otherwise fade into a black and white memory.  (Created by Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw.  60–75 mins, 2 on stage, 2–3 on the road, flexible space requirements).

Retro Perspective features a medley of work that has made the politics of gender and sexuality and the humour of human relations assessable to all ages and persuasions for the last 30 years.  (Performed by Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw.  60–75 mins, 2 on stage, 2–3 on the road, flexible space requirements).

The Long Table is a performance installation that experiments with using the private form of a dinner party as a structure for public debate.  It encourages informal conversation on serious subjects and experiments with formats that inspire public engagement.  The Long Table has been installed and performed as a public dinner party between artists, activists, academics, advocates and general audiences on subjects such performance, social engagement, and human rights.

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