Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, photo by Claire Nolan.JPG

Split Britches was founded in 1980 by Peggy ShawLois Weaver, and Deb Margolin in New York City.

Since then we have transformed the landscape of queer performance with our vaudevillian satirical gender-bending performance. Split Britches 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. The work is personal, bordering on the private. It relies on moments rather than plot, relationships rather than story. It is about a community of outsiders, queers, eccentrics – feminist because it encourages the imaginative potential in everyone, and lesbian because it takes the presence of a lesbian on stage as a given.

Visit the archive for more information on previous shows.