Split Britches

Theatre duo performing at the first Glasgay! festival in 1993

In 1993, Split Britches performed LESBIANS WHO KILL, about a couple who go very “wrong.” The play looks at what might motivate women and lesbians in particular to become killers and serial ones at that.

Split Britches was founded 32 years ago by Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, and Deb Margolin in New York City. Since 1980 they have transformed the landscape of queer performance with their vaudevillian satirical gender-bending performance. Split Britches is about a community of outsiders, queers, eccentrics – feminist because it encourages the imaginative potential in everyone, and lesbian because it takes the presence of a lesbian on stage as a given.