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TCotA Forum (Inveresk) - Split Britches


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

10 Sep 2015 12:30 pm

End Date

10 Sep 2015 1:30 pm


Lecture Theatre 1A181, Inveresk Campus

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Students and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Split BritchesPlease note that this Arts Forum will be held in the Annexe Theatre, Tasmanian College of the Arts, (Inveresk) Academy of the Arts, Launceston.

The Only Way Home is Through the Show…
some porch sitting with Split Britches

Thirty-five years ago, Split Britches began as a play, then it morphed into the name of a queer feminist performance company. In the process of creating numerous shows collaboratively, living together on tour, teaching together in many corners and countries, Split Britches became an aesthetic and a way of life; a theatre defining talent as desire; a way of looking at the collective as an ideal and ideals as the ultimate fulfilment of the collective. Split Britches is a populist way of making theatre and of thinking about art.

And we have always said that we only make one show, the same show over and over, just different words and songs. If we had to say what show that is, we would say a simple show with lots of  things that make us human; mistakes, forgetting lines, not having enough money, being queer, being lesbians, having sets that fall down or pack up in suit cases, and laughing. Always laughing because life is so beautiful and so hard.  Every day is a challenge, every show is a miracle, and the only way home is…through the show.

Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw of Split Britches will engage in an informal conversation on this long, luxurious life in the theatre.

image credit: Lori e said

TCotA Forum is a series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk). Students and members of the public are welcome to attend. Lectures are presented by staff, visiting scholars from Tasmania, mainland Australia and overseas, industry professionals and artists-in-residence.

Thursdays 12.30 - 1.30pm

Lecture Theatre 1A181
Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk)
Academy of the Arts
University of Tasmania
Inveresk Campus
Launceston 7250 AUSTRALIA