A profile picture of Split Britches
photo credit: Christa Holka
"Split Britches does exactly what we need art that is set, and made, in troubled times to do – send us out with questions."

- Emily Garside, Miro Magazine

"It is wonderful to watch the rapport Ms. Weaver and Ms. Shaw have forged over shared decades."

– Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Times

photo credit: Christa Holka
"Split Britches does exactly what we need art that is set, and made, in troubled times to do – send us out with questions."

- Emily Garside, Miro Magazine

"It is wonderful to watch the rapport Ms. Weaver and Ms. Shaw have forged over shared decades."

– Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Times

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Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw, writers and performer

Founded in New York in 1980 with Deb Margolin, Split Britches continues with the duo and solo work of foundational lesbian performance artists Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw. Today our work is internationally recognized and has been the recipient of several prestigious grants and awards, including Doris Duke, US Artists, Guggenheim, and the Wellcome Trust.

We create new forms by exploiting old conventions. Our work 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. As we've aged, our work has focused on tapping into the unexplored potential in elders, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities.


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