Peggy Shaw




Peggy Shaw a performer, writer, producer and teacher. Peggy co-founded Split Britches in 1980 with Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin, and co-founded WOW Café in NYC. Peggy is a veteran of Hot Peaches and Spiderwoman Theater. Peggy’s acclaimed solo performance work and the work of Split Britches represent a paradigm shift in the landscape of queer performance with their vaudevillian, satirical, gender-bending work. Creating new forms by exploiting old conventions, the work borrows from classical texts and popular myths, but its true sources are the details of everyday life. As Peggy has aged, her work has focused on tapping into the unexplored potential in elders and people with disabilities. Her performance and engagement work seeks to decrease disparity in opportunity caused by differences in privilege. Her latest projects Sheltered in Place and Last Gasp explore how our relationship to home and neighborhood has been affected in the context of a pandemic.

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