As part of LaMaMa's free Coffee House Chronicles, the founders of the feminist lesbian theatre company will join fellow performance artist and collaborator Holly Hughes from 3-5 PM for a discussion of their collective body of work. The afternoon event will further the mission of Split Britches, which is to present works that forgo conventional narratives to create theatrical experiences based on impulse and relationships.
The trio will also discuss the upcoming LaMaMa presentation of Split Britches Miss America, which runs through June 29. In Miss America, "Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver turn their unapologetic critique and riotous humor loose on the dissolution of the American Dream. A beauty pageant on a landfill full of too much information in the midst of a giant storm, Miss America exposes what is lost in a society that is still hopelessly clinging to winning."
Miss America features movement by Stormy Brandenberger, original music and sound design by Vivian Stoll, lighting design by Jan Bell and photographs by Lori E. Seid.
Donations are requested for the Coffee House Chronicle discussions. For tickets to Miss America, phone (212) 475-7710 or visit www.lamama.org.
LaMaMa e.t.c. is located at 74A East 4th Street in Manhattan.