Lois Weaver is an artist, activist and Professor of Contemporary Performance at Queen Mary University of London. She was co-founder of Spiderwoman Theater and the WOW Café Theatre in New York and has been a writer, director and performer with Peggy Shaw and Split Britches since 1980. Her experiments in performance as a means of public engagement include Long Tables, Porch Sittings, Care Cafes and her facilitating persona, Tammy WhyNot. Lois is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow for 2016-2018 and co-author of The Only Way Home is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver.Lois Weaver is a lecturer, performance artist, writer, director and activist. She was co-founder of Spiderwoman Theatre, Split Britches Company and the WOW Café Theatre in New York and was Artistic Director of Gay Sweatshop Theatre in London. She is the co-author of The Only Way Home is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver.