Performing the Issue

6067917783_a178717e22_zWeaver’s work has consistently used performance to address political issues from unexpected angles. These performances avoid didactic lecturing and traditional narrative forms in favour of complex, welcoming and absolutely theatrical experiences. All of the projects collected in Performing the Issue demonstrate how performance can be a tool for addressing public issues through joyful, non-hierarchical and deeply engaged means. Read more…

Performing the Persona

UntitledLois Weaver’s alter ego, Tammy Whynot, is a former famous country music singer turned lesbian performance artist. With this playful persona, Weaver directly engages community groups, and gets involved in advocacy for social and economic justice and experimental forms of democracy. Performing the Persona collects a range Tammy’s interventions, and shows how Weaver pairs brilliantly crafted theatricality with collaborative research and public dialogue. Read more…

Performing as Methodology

Screen shot 2012-10-10 at 14.47.12While the Performing the Issue and Performing Persona see Weaver drawing on her own  practice to engage with the public, she has also used performance as a methodology for others to draw on. Performing as Methodology collects a range of workshop models and techniques. It shows how performance can support a research practice geared toward activating public inclusion.  Read more…