Split Britches is a New York-based arts group that creates new forms by exploiting old conventions. It borrows from classical texts and popular myths, but its true sources are the details of everyday life. Their work is personal, bordering on the private. It relies on moments rather than plot, relationships rather than story. Split Britches’ performances include RUFF, La Mama (2014); A Menopausal Gentleman (2012); and Lost Lounge, Under the Radar Festival, NY (2011).
The group’s residencies and awards include Artist Residency, University of Richmond, Virginia (2009); Artist Residency, Hemispheric Institute for the Study of Performance and Politics, NY (2009); Artist Residency, Outside AiR Festival, Peoples’ Palace, Queen Mary University of London, London (2010); and Edwin Booth Award (2012). Lois Weaver has a B.A. in Theatre and Education, while Peggy Shaw received her B.A. in Fine Arts.