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'WHAT TAMMY NEEDS TO KNOW' to Play LaMaMa, 11/6-23'WHAT TAMMY NEEDS TO KNOW' to Play LaMaMa, 11/6-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Lois Weaver is co-founder (with Peggy Shaw and Deb Margolin) of Split Britches, the world's premiere lesbian theater troupe, and is well-known for her dramatis persona, Tammy WhyNot, an aging trailer trash blonde who threw away Nashville stardom for a career as a contemporary performance artist. Tammy returns to La MaMa November 6 to 23 with 'What Tammy Needs to Know about Getting Old and Having Sex,' a new performance created with elderly women in Zagreb, Croatia and NYC that illuminates the taboo subject of desire, pleasure and intimacy in old people. This show is the project for which she was awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship. (more...)

Photo Flash: Split Britches' DESPERATE ARCHIVES Draws Crowds Despite Winter Storm HerculesPhoto Flash: Split Britches' DESPERATE ARCHIVES Draws Crowds Despite Winter Storm Hercules
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 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 2014Split 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...)

Peggy Shaw Returns to the Stage in RUFF at PS122's COIL Festival, 1/10-19Peggy 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...)

Peggy Shaw Returns to the Stage in RUFF at PS122's COIL Festival, Now thru 1/19Peggy 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...)

Peggy Shaw Returns to the Stage in RUFF at PS122's COIL Festival, 1/10-19Peggy Shaw Returns to the Stage in RUFF at PS122's COIL Festival, 1/10-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 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...)

Dixon Place Releases Upcoming Spring Performance CalendarDixon Place Releases Upcoming Spring Performance Calendar
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2011

Live music, art, cocktail specials, you & yours! Every drink you buy supports our artistic programming! Best business model ever! We're the friendliest, artsy-est, & most welcoming bar on the LES. Join us! Select Fridays, 6pm-1am, Free. Hosted by the hottest downtown girlfriend duo, Anti-Diva's Liz Liguori & Jessie Mann. Crazy themes, sexy bartending flair, This is the party to be ‘scene' at. Anti-diva will resume in February, check the website for details. (more...)