Ruff

Peggy Shaw

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World Premiere

Theater, Music

Jan 10-19, 2013


Ruff
Peggy Shaw (USA)

Peggy Shaw has always had a host of crooners, lounge singers, movie stars, rock and roll bands, and eccentric family members living inside her. Ruff is a tribute to those who have kept Shaw company over the last 68 years, a lament for the absence of those who disappeared into the dark holes left behind by her recent stroke, and a celebration that her brain is able to fill the blank green screens with new insight.
 
“Truculent and funny, swaggering and sensitive, Shaw is extraordinary.”
The Times of London
 
“Shaw’s obsession with bones, with origins and what lies at our core is what drives a powerful hour of deeply personal probing… I sincerely urge you to spend an hour in the hands of a genius.”
Edinburgh Festival Magazine
 
“Exquisite… This is open-heart surgery of the artistic kind, performed without anaesthetic.”
The Guardian
 
60 minutes

SPLIT BRITCHES was founded by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, together with Deb Margolin (veterans of Hot Peaches and Spiderwoman Theater), in 1981 at NYC’s WOW Cafe. Shaw and Weaver have become known for “a long line of smart, thrillingly well-executed performance pieces” (Katherine Dieckmann, The Village Voice) and “tough intellectual and verbal content (John Hammond, The Native). Peggy Shaw has received Obie Awards for Dress Suits for Hire (1987) and Menopausal Gentleman (1999). Split Britches won two more Obies for ensemble acting in Belle Reprieve (1991), a collaboration with Bloolips that was a reversed-gender version of A Streetcar Named Desire. Shaw and Weaver also create solo shows; You’re Just Like My Father, Menopausal Gentleman and Faith and Dancing (Shaw); Mapping Femininity And Other Natural Disasters, What Tammy Needs To Know… and Diary of a Domestic Terrorist (Weaver). Split Britches is currently touring with their newest productions: Miss America and Lost Lounge. ( www.splitbritches.wordpress.com)
 
Peggy Shaw is a recipient of the Ethyl Eichelberger Award and has appeared at PS122 with To My Chargrin, and as a part of The 30th Anniversary Season Gala.

 

Dixon Place is a non-profit organization founded in1986 to provide a space for literary and performing artists to create and develop new works in front of a live audience. While other venues of its kind have since died off, or now only present established artists, Dixon Place remains at the heart of the New York experimental performance scene. Taking risks is crucial to the life of Dixon Place, its artists and audiences.

Dixon Place’s primary commitments are to bring artists and audiences together through live performance in order to expand the understanding of the creative process and its final product, and to provide a supportive environment for emerging artists to present new work. Over the years, Dixon Place has successfully maintained its intimate atmosphere and unique environment while increasing its programming to fulfill the need for performance opportunities for the New York community of performing and literary artists.
 
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Dixon Place is located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and is accessible by the F, J, Z, 6, M, B, and D subways. This well-known region is home to the Tenement Museum and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Dixon Place sits one block from Bowery Street, where visitors can find the Bowery Ballroom – an alternative music venue which features live music every night of the week. The Clinton Street restaurant row is only three blocks east of the theater and is complete with pizzerias, tapas restaurants, and local bars.
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Writer/Performer Peggy Shaw
Co Writer/Director Lois Weaver
Composer and Sound Design Vivian Stoll
Choreographer Stormy Brandenburger
Set and Media Design Matt Delbridge


Made possible in part by commissioning support from PS122, the Ethyl Eichelberger Award, and Out North Contemporary Art House (Anchorage, AK) outnorth.org, with funding generously provided by the Gesso Foundation, and was developed in part with support from The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and residencies at Dixon Place and La MaMa.

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