Peggy Shaw News

Photo Flash: Split Britches' DESPERATE ARCHIVES Draws Crowds Despite Winter Storm Hercules
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

In spite of Winter Storm Hercules, over 300 well-wishers filled La MaMa's La Galleria, 6 East 1st Street, on Friday, January 3 for the opening of 'Desperate Archives' by Split Britches, the legendary lesbian performance troupe. 'Desperate Archives' is a gallery exhibition in which Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches re-purpose their own archival material from the last 20 years to explore the issues of having, holding, and letting go. Scroll down for photos from the opening! (more...)

Split Britches to Bring RUFF & DESPERATE ARCHIVES to to La MaMa in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

La MaMa kicks off 2014 with two offerings by Split Britches, New York's premiere lesbian performance troupe: 'Ruff,' Peggy Shaw's performance about life and art following her 2011 stroke, and 'Desperate Archives,' a gallery show of installations made from remnants of the company's last 20 years of work. 'Ruff' is performed by Peggy Shaw; it is written by Shaw and Lois Weaver and directed by Weaver. 'Desperate Archives' features contributions by Vivian Stoll, Stormy Brandenberger, Susan Young, Lori E Seid, Matt Delbridge, Helaine Gawlica, Eva Weiss, Saskia Scheffer, Jo Palmer and the Man Meat Collective. (more...)

The Arches Announces BEHAVIOUR 2013 Program, April 3-Today
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

Collaborations with the National Theatre of Scotland and Tramway, as well as Arches Brick Award and Platform 18 winners, together with some of the very best international theatre companies, will all feature as part of the 2013 BEHAVIOUR festival at the Arches, 3rd April - 11th May 2013. (more...)

The Arches Kicks Off BEHAVIOUR 2013 Program Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2013

Collaborations with The National Theatre of Scotland and Tramway, as well as Arches Brick Award and Platform 18 winners, together with some of the very best interNational Theatre companies, will all feature as part of the 2013 BEHAVIOUR festival at the Arches, today, 3rd April - 11th May 2013. (more...)

The Arches Announces BEHAVIOUR 2013 Program, April 3-May 11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2013

Collaborations with the National Theatre of Scotland and Tramway, as well as Arches Brick Award and Platform 18 winners, together with some of the very best international theatre companies, will all feature as part of the 2013 BEHAVIOUR festival at the Arches, 3rd April - 11th May 2013. (more...)

Peggy Shaw Returns to the Stage in RUFF at PS122's COIL Festival, 1/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

Legendary actor, producer and playwright Peggy Shaw triumphantly returns to the stage in the world premiere of Ruff. Presented by Performance Space 122 (PS122) and Dixon Place as part of PS122's eighth annual COIL festival, Ruff pays tribute to the host of crooners, lounge singers, movie stars, rock and roll bands and eccentric family members who have kept Shaw company, living inside her, for the past 68 years. Guided by longtime collaborator Lois Weaver, Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy-and necessity-of creating new work, post-stroke, aided by new technology and even deeper courage. Shaw is the recipient of the 2011 Ethyl Eichelberger award. (more...)

ANIMALS To Be Honored With The First Annual Tom Murrin Performance Award, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

Ellie Covan, Founder & Artistic Director of Dixon Place, announced today that the NYC performance company ANIMALS will be awarded the First Annual Tom Murrin Performance Award on Friday, February 8th at 9pm at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). The award has been created to honor and celebrate the life and work of Tom Murrin (aka the Alien Comic) by providing a transformative career opportunity to an emerging artist, selected by a distinguished panel of producers, artistic directors and artists. (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond and More to Guest Star in La MaMa's SQUIRTS, 1/4-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

La MaMa ETC presents SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance, curated and hosted by Dan Fishback, January 4 - 13, 2013, at The Club at La MaMa ETC, 74 East 4th Street, NYC. (more...)

Peggy Shaw Returns to the Stage in RUFF at PS122's COIL Festival, Now thru 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Legendary actor, producer and playwright Peggy Shaw triumphantly returns to the stage in the world premiere of Ruff. Presented by Performance Space 122 (PS122) and Dixon Place as part of PS122's eighth annual COIL festival, Ruff pays tribute to the host of crooners, lounge singers, movie stars, rock and roll bands and eccentric family members who have kept Shaw company, living inside her, for the past 68 years. Guided by longtime collaborator Lois Weaver, Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy-and necessity-of creating new work, post-stroke, aided by new technology and even deeper courage. Shaw is the recipient of the 2011 Ethyl Eichelberger award. (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond and More to Guest Star in La MaMa's SQUIRTS, Now thru 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2013

La MaMa ETC presents SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance, curated and hosted by Dan Fishback, tonight, January 4 - 13, 2013, at The Club at La MaMa ETC, 74 East 4th Street, NYC. (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond and More to Guest Star in La MaMa's SQUIRTS, 1/4-13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2012

La MaMa ETC presents SQUIRTS: New Voices in Queer Performance, curated and hosted by Dan Fishback, January 4 - 13, 2013, at The Club at La MaMa ETC, 74 East 4th Street, NYC. (more...)

Peggy Shaw Returns to the Stage in RUFF at PS122's COIL Festival, 1/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2012

Legendary actor, producer and playwright Peggy Shaw triumphantly returns to the stage in the world premiere of Ruff. Presented by Performance Space 122 (PS122) and Dixon Place as part of PS122's eighth annual COIL festival, Ruff pays tribute to the host of crooners, lounge singers, movie stars, rock and roll bands and eccentric family members who have kept Shaw company, living inside her, for the past 68 years. Guided by longtime collaborator Lois Weaver, Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy-and necessity-of creating new work, post-stroke, aided by new technology and even deeper courage. Shaw is the recipient of the 2011 Ethyl Eichelberger award. (more...)

Ellen Stewart Award Recipient Shepard Selects Playwright for New Work at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

The recipient of the first-ever ELLEN STEWART AWARD -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard -- has chosen young playwright Matthew Paul Olmos as the initial participant in the new award being presented this season by La MaMa, it was announced at La MaMa 50th Gala celebrating the start of the internationally-renowned theatre's 50th anniversary season, held on Monday, October 17 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Sam Shepard to Receive 1st Ellen Stewart Award At La MaMa Gala 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

Sam Shepard will be the recipient of the first-ever 'Ellen Stewart Award,' to be presented at the La MaMa 50 Gala on Monday, October 17 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, artistic director of La MaMa. (more...)

Sam Shepard to Receive 1st Ellen Stewart Award At La MaMa Gala 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2011

Sam Shepard will be the recipient of the first-ever 'Ellen Stewart Award,' to be presented at the La MaMa 50 Gala on Monday, October 17 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, artistic director of La MaMa. (more...)

Tweed Fractured Classicks Presents Summer & Tokes at Dixon Place HOT! Fest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2011

The TWEED Fractured Classicks Series tops off The Hot Festival with a staged production of a fabulously fractured tale inspired by Tennessee William's classic Summer and Smoke. (more...)

Tweed Fractured Classicks Presents Summer & Tokes at Dixon Place HOT! Fest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 03, 2011

The TWEED Fractured Classicks Series tops off The Hot Festival with a staged production of a fabulously fractured tale inspired by Tennessee William's classic Summer and Smoke. (more...)

Tweed Fractured Classicks Presents Summer & Tokes at Dixon Place HOT! Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2011

The TWEED Fractured Classicks Series tops off The Hot Festival with a staged production of a fabulously fractured tale inspired by Tennessee William's classic Summer and Smoke. (more...)

Performance Space 122 Announces Summer Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2011

Performance Space 122's 30th Anniversary Season has included contemporary performance hits such as Hotel Savoy, THEM, Rumble Ghost, The Escape Artist, The Green Surround and Radio Play as well as a monumental COIL Festival and Spring Gala. (more...)

Dixon Place Presents TWEED Fractured Classicks Series' Butthairflies R Free 3/11 & 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

The TWEED Fractured Classicks Series has presented soaring, irreverent interpretations of classic American plays and films for over 15 years. (more...)

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