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Lois Weaver

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.

Calling All Bad Hombres and Nasty Women for a Nation-wide Day of Performance Protest
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Calling All Bad Hombres and Nasty Women for a Nation-wide Day of Performance Protest

20 January 2017

Sara Warner interviews performance artists Holly Hughes and Lois Weaver and social media coordinator Mary Jo Watts about their initiative Not My Presidents’ Day.