"To My Chagrin": Vivian Stoll, Peggy Shaw 

"LAST GASP WFH"(Fall, 2020)

Split Britches Company

  • Written and performed by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver
  • Directed by Lois Weaver
  • Nao Nagai: Lighting and Video Design
  • Vivian Stoll: Sound Design, Audio post production, Musical Soundscape Compositions
  • Morgan Thorson: Movement and Choreography
  • Presented by: La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, NYC

Photo credit: Dona Ann McAdams

On Tour:

Photo credit: Lori E. Seid

"Lost Lounge": Vivian Stoll, Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver 


Copyright 2020. Vivian Stoll. All rights reserved.


Written and performed by Split Britches Company
"Combining a Dr. Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain."

Experimenting with new ways of making and finding joy in a pandemic, Split Britches collaborated with lighting and video designer and editor Nao Nagai, sound designer and composer Vivian Stoll, and choreographer Morgan Thorson to create a new format for performance that could be shared from a time of quarantine. Playing with the fragility of technology, particularly the unpredictability of Zoom, the team found new avenues to the classic Split Britches aesthetic of broken down theatrical conventions, exposing the self on stage.

"...not just one of the 40-year-old company’s best pieces, but among the most evocative art to emerge from the Covid era"

- Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Times

"Performance artist Peggy Shaw ruminates on life before and after the stroke she had in 2011, delivering a freewheeling monologue with deadpan humor and arresting honesty."

Performed by Peggy Shaw, directed by Lois Weaver, choreography by Stormy Brandenberger, music and sound design by Vivian Stoll, set and media design by Matt Delbridge, lighting by Lori E. Seid.

Virtual band members: Vivian Stoll, Terry Dame, Ellie Covan, Sharon Jane Smith, Missy Connell, Maggie Connell, Antonia Abramova