Peggy Shaw is a self-made independent performer, writer, teacher, producer from New York. She co-founded with Lois Weaver The WOW Cafe Theatre in New York, and the World-renowned Touring Theatre Company Split Britches, both of which have been in operation for 26 years.
She is also a solo performer and tours her trio on masculinity You're Just like My Father, Menopausal Gentleman, and To My Chagrin. She is the recipient of three Village Voice Obie Awards and has also been awarded the Stonewall Award for 'making the world a better place'. Peggy has collaborated with Clod Ensemble on Must, It's a Small House and Miss Risque. Peggy’s new book A Menopausal Gentleman is published in the USA by Michigan Press in June 2011.