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Interview: Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver on Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

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Interview: Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver on Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)
Interview: Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver on Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

Since 1980, performance troupe Split Britches has been gifting the world with its unique brand of feminist political theater. Today, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver—original co-founder Deb Margolin is no longer with the group—are still devoted to their queer-eyed vision: a mix of vaudeville comedy, music, poetry, and pop-culture appropriations that draws incessantly from their personal lives and politics. Their latest work, Unexploded Ordnances (UXO), plays through January 20 at La Mama’s Ellen Stewart Theatre, ahead of a forthcoming tour to England, Ireland, and Wales. I recently sat down with Shaw and Weaver to discuss the production and why it remains so important for them to keep the spirit of the Split Britches alive.

Gimme a Jingle!

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Gimme a Jingle!
Gimme a Jingle!

Each Thursday, NBC declares, “Next week on The Apprentice, the Donald will do/say/think/gesture/insinuate something that he’s never done/said/thought/gestured/insinuated before!” And each week we’re disappointed. (The producers at UPN, however, apparently don’t cry wolf, as last week’s coming attractions for America’s Next Top Model showed Tyra “Humble Pie” Banks screaming, “Shut the fuck up you insolent, piece of shit coat hanger!”—okay, well that’s not an exact quote, but, as Alynda Wheat points out in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, “Tyra neglects to use her ’inside voice’ when one of the Barbies acts a fool.”) The one thing this season of The Apprentice does have is Tana Goertz, a 37-year-old mother of two from Des Moines, IA. With Erin and Angie out of the running (and the 26-year-old Kendra a non-threat), Tana could be Trump’s next Carolyn—who, by the way, deserves her own show. Tana has yet to find herself on the chopping block and the bottom-line-oriented Trump isn’t stupid: Choosing three white men in a row is unlikely to help his sagging ratings. Here are some reasons we love Tana: