The Lost Lounge is a tribute to the people who hold out and to the places people gather to sift through what is lost and found when delicate memory is confronted with hard progress. It is a dark shadowy lounge populated by some uniquely queer yet recognizably universal characters whose moods swing between pessimism for the future and optimism of the past. All set to the beat of some different drums.
PEGGY SHAW is a performer, writer, producer and teacher of writing and performance. With Lois Weaver, she co-founded Split Britches and the WOW Café in NYC. She has received three OBIE Awards, the 1995 Anderson Foundation Stonewall Award and The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Theatre Performer of the Year Award. Michigan Press is publishing a new book edited by Jill Dolan, that will include the scripts for her solo shows.
LOIS WEAVER is Professor of Contemporary Performance Practice at Queen Mary University of London and an independent performance artist, director and activist. She was co-founder of Spiderwoman Theatre, the WOW Theatre and Artistic Director of Gay Sweatshop Theatre in London. She has been a performer, director, and writer with Peggy Shaw and the Split Britches Company since 1980. Lois tours with the Library of Performing Rights and What Tammy Needs To Know and Diary of a Domestic Terrorist.