La Mama Theatre in New York kicks off 2014 with a Split Britches January Two for One Sale
deposited somewhere between land and sea, between proliferation and devastation
La Mama La Galleria January 3-19 Wednesday - Sunday, 1pm -7:30 pm Opening January 3 6-9pm
In this exhibition, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches re-purpose their own archival material from the last 20 years of work to explore the issues of having, holding, and letting go. These interactive installations playfully critique an archival frenzy that is occurring at a time when many of our worldly possessions are being swept out to sea. Just as a storm exposes what's underneath the surface of a once bright and shiny thing, Desperate Archives reveals the infrastructure of the Split Britches creative process by highlighting the individual contributions made by collaborators: Vivian Stoll, Stormy Brandenberger, Susan Young, Lori E Seid, Matt Delbridge, Helaine Gawlica, Eva Weiss, Saskia Scheffer, Jo Palmer and others including the audience. As collaborators for an intergenerational future, the Man Meat Collective will be populating the gallery with pre -Ruff live interventions.
La Mama Presents
Ruff co-written and performed by Peggy Shaw
La MaMa First Floor Theatre January 9-26, 2014 Thursday - Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 2:30pm Tickets: $20 / students & seniors $15 / special 10@10 (first ten tickets of every show are $10)
Following her critically acclaimed run at the 2013 Coil Festival and an extremely popular European tour, Ruff is returning to the NY stage by popular demand at the La Mama Theatre. Guided by longtime collaborator, Lois Weaver, Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy—and necessity—of creating new work, post-stroke. She unashamedly exposes the emotional and technological accommodations she now requires to perform, and in so doing, offers a rare glimpse at the art of aging. Performed and co-written by Shaw, and directed and co-written by Weaver, Ruff features choreography by Stormy Brandenberger, music and sound design by Vivian Stoll, set and media design by Matt Delbridge, and lighting by Lori E. Seid.
'...an impressionistic monologue that’s engaging, admirably unsentimental and often very funny indeed.' Charles Isherwood, NY Times.
La MaMa 74A East 4th Street (btw Bowery & 2nd Ave) New York, NY 10003 212.475.7710