Arts Watch: “33 x 3,” A Split Britches Reunion at La Mama

"Upward Mobile Home" (1984). Photo via Split Britches website.

Since 1980, the groundbreaking feminist theater company Split Britches has transformed the landscape of queer performance with their vaudevillian, satirical gender-bending performances. In their own words, they create “new forms by exploiting old conventions.” They proudly declare their work is “personal, bordering on the private…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.”

Split Britches’ productions have gained them awards and accolades around the world—they recently received The Edwin Booth Award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the New York City/American Theatre and Performance Community.

Under The Radar Festival Comes to Dixon Place

Your Brother at Dixon Place as part of The Public's Under The Radar Festival 2011

Dixon Place has been included as an official venue for The Public’s Under the Radar Festival this year. Now in it’s seventh season, the theater festival has quickly become known as one of the best around. The lineup includes experimental and multi-media work from local and international artists, including comedian Reggie Watts, performer Suzan-Lori Parks and companies from as far reaching as Belarus.