Split Britches (1980, 1984)

Split Britches (1980, 1984) HIDVL

1980
This video documents a first rehearsal of the first draft of Split Britches' show "Split Britches -- The True Story," which marks the initial collaboration of the trio and is the show from which they got their name. Conceived and directed by Lois Weaver, it's a show based on true stories of three members of Weaver's family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, United States. It also marks the beginning of the company's aesthetic: weaving multiple true stories in one, trusting the details of the everyday and relying on relation rather than action. The Christian Science Monitor called this play "a tiny masterpiece."

1984
This video documents Split Britches' show "Split Britches --The True Story," which marks the initial collaboration of the trio and is the show from which they got their name. Conceived and directed by Lois Weaver, it's a show based on true stories of three members of Weaver's family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, United States. It also marks the beginning of the company's aesthetic: weaving multiple true stories in one, trusting the details of the everyday and relying on relation rather than action. The Christian Science Monitor called this play "a tiny masterpiece."

Media

Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/qz612jxk

Additional Info

  • Title: Split Britches
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: varies
  • Language: English
  • Date: 1980; 1984
  • Location: Leonard Street Loft, New York City, 1980; Shandol Theater, New York City, 1984.
  • Type-Format: performance, cabaret, rehearsal
  • Cast: Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw, Deb Margolin, Naja Beye.
  • Credits: Split Britches, producer; Lois Weaver, director, writer.