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Artsadmin Weekenders: Peggy Shaw

Photo by Helaine Gawlika

10.30 – 5.30pm
Availability to attend both days is essential

Cost : £60
This event has sold out.

Hands On Performance and Writing
Peggy Shaw will lead a practical Weekender designed to create performance from the ordinary details of our lives and the extra-ordinary fantasies of our imaginations.  It is designed to give performers of all types – even non-performers – the tools to create their own solo performance using both the exquisite and the mundane.  In a relaxed yet structured environment we will explore impulse, objects, autobiography, found text, song, dance, fantasy, popular culture and, most importantly, the desire to make the things we never thought we could make and to say the things we always wanted to say.

Peggy Shaw is an actor, writer and producer. She co-founded The Split Britches Theater Company with Lois Weaver and The WOW Café in New York City.  She has received three OBIE Awards for her work with Split Britches – for performances in Dress Suits To Hire, Belle Reprieve and Menopausal Gentleman. She also played Billy Tipton in the American Place production of Carson Kreitzer’s The Slow Drag. Split Britches are a part of Staging Human Rights, where they work in prisons in Rio De Janeiro and England, and are currently Artists In Residence at the Hemispheric Institute at NYU. Peggy Shaw is an Associate Artist on the Clod Ensemble’s Performing Medicine project- creating workshops on gender and difference for medical students and health professionals. As part of this project, shehas made a new piece, in collaboration with The Clod Ensemble, Must: The Inside Story


Date and time

5–6 November 2011

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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