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Lost Lounge: A Performance by Split Britches Friday, September 9, 7:30 p.m. Ground Zero Performance Caf茅 Split Britches, founded in 1980 by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, was one of the first professional feminist theatre companies. They have performed throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. Join us as they perform Lost Lounge, a behind-the-scenes peek into the labor and romance of two lounge-act performers. Even the most wistful memories of a bygone time seem threatened by a greed-driven culture and sped-up lives. What does it mean to miss something? Who are we when the very geography we remember is no longer around to orient us? Split Britches considers such questions with deconstructive charm and comely defiance. Using long-forgotten source material, they locate the place of memory, and the memory of place, in our need to look toward the future.

Related Event Performing Gender: A Workshop with Split Britches Wednesday, September 7, 3 p.m. Doheny Memorial Library, Intellectual Commons, Room 233 Focusing on the performance of gender, Split Britches will lead a hands-on workshop designed to give participants the tools to create their own performance based on the ordinary details of our lives and the extraordinary fantasies of our imaginations. Organized by Jack Halberstam (English) and Macarena G贸mez-Barris (Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity).

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Visions & Voices 2011-2012  

Visions and Voices is a USC-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. President C. L. Max Nikias establi...

Visions & Voices 2011-2012  

Visions and Voices is a USC-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. President C. L. Max Nikias establi...