5305 Bolm Road, Unit 12
Austin, Texas 78721

About this event

August 3 - 6, Thursday - Sunday at 8pm

Equipped with a bulletproof vest, some know- how and a touch of irony, two icons of lesbian- feminist theatre use spoken word and movement as a call and response to urgent global predicaments.

Speaking from a microphone about her own narcissistic tendencies, fragile identities and privilege, Peggy Shaw’s poetic musings are interspersed with Lois Weaver’s micro dance essays in which she wryly upends ‘how to’ mania. Solo yet somehow interdependent, more than a hint of Narcissus and Echo emerges onstage.

Last Gasp brings prickly conversations literally to the table in episodes entitled ‘The Trump in Me’ and ‘How to Have the Last Word’, with the duo hitting upon survival strategies for a world collapsing around them.

Writers Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw Director Lois Weaver
Technical Design Matt Delbridge Choreography Morgan Thorson

Presented by rude mechs with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, with additional support from the Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Professor in Drama.

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