A special UTR engagement, a late night or a Sunday brunch treat, Split Britches presents Lost Lounge, a tribute to last holdouts – both the people and the places people gather to face or fend off encroaching cultural extinction. Recreating their favorite lounge acts like Louis Prima and Keely Smith, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Shaw and Weaver attempt to rescue some old haunts of the newly gentrified Bowery Corridor and resurrect some old entertainers who, except for an occasional outing on YouTube, might otherwise fade into a black and white memory. Photo Credit: Lori E. Seid

A special UTR engagement, a late night or a Sunday brunch treat, Split Britches presents Lost Lounge, a tribute to last holdouts – both the people and the places people gather to face or fend off encroaching cultural extinction. Recreating their favorite lounge acts like Louis Prima and Keely Smith, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Shaw and Weaver attempt to rescue some old haunts of the newly gentrified Bowery Corridor and resurrect some old entertainers who, except for an occasional outing on YouTube, might otherwise fade into a black and white memory.


Photo Credit: Lori E. Seid


Lost Lounge

Created by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver

In collaboration with Stormy Branden Berger and Vivian Stroll

USA (New York)

UTR 2011 - Dixon Place