Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) by Split Britches is a new exploration of ageing, anxiety and ‘doomsday’ created through conversation and collaboration with an array of elders and artists. Developed between the UK and US, Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw have created a unique production, combining darkly playful Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring new protocol for public discussion – the Situation Room.
Part of The Public’s Under The Radar Festival, NYC.
Split Britches was founded 34 years ago by Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, and Deb Margolin in New York City. Since 1980 they have transformed the landscape of queer theatre with their vaudevillian satirical gender-bending performance.
Find out more on their website!
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In ‘Unexploded Ordnances,’ It’s an Hour to Doomsday. Help!
“Planes carrying nukes, the terrifying sound of life atomized into static noise: “Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)” feels very much of the minute.” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Times.
“If you were hungry for perspective at Under the Radar, then your best bet was Split Britches’ Unexploded Ordnances at La MaMa, a crazy quilt of Doctor Strangelove references and a roundtable with sexagenarians in the audience.” Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
Split Britches to Tackle Aging, Anxiety & Desire
at La MaMa as Part of ‘Under the Radar’
Split Britches’ “Unexploded Ordnances (UXO),” an anxiety-prone meditation on aging and doomsday developed through conversation with elders and artists
Interview: Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver on Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) by Gerard Raymond
An Interview with Split Britches: Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver by Victoria Myers
“Split Britches’ performances have brought together lived experience and fantasy, pushing the boundaries of both.”
Interview: It’s the End of the World and Split Britches Know It