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Lois Weaver
(October 26, 1949 - living) U.S.A.

Lois Weaver

Playwright and actress


Born in Roanoke, Virginia, the Mount Pleasant Southern Baptist Church provided her with her theatrical debut in 1959. She went to Radford College (later to be called Radford University) and worked each summer with the Mill Mount Theatre group. She completed her degree in theatre and education in 1972.

In 1975 she was a founding member of the "Spiderwman" theatre group, in 1980 and 1981 she was co-founder of the Women's One World (WOW) festival in New York, in 1981 she was a founding director of the lesbian and feminist theatre group Split Britches, and in 1982 she was co-founder of the WOW performance space for women in New York. In 1991 she became a co-Artistic Director of Gay Sweatshop. She then became Resident Artist at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London.


Source: excerpts from: The Knitting Circle, U.K. - http://www.sbu.ac.uk/stafflag/people.html

Her work include:

  • Faith and Dancing: Mapping Femininity and Other Natural Disasters (1996)
  • She Must Be Seeing Things
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