Lois Weaver: What Tammy Needs To Know About Getting Old And Having Sex

In What Tammy Needs to Know About Getting Old And Having Sex we join Tammy WhyNot on her quest to find out the truth about sex, and all its associations, at midlife and beyond.

The “Tammy” in question is former famous country and western singer turned performance artist Tammy WhyNot. She is also the creation of artist, writer, director, scholar and activist Lois Weaver. Tammy will be giving a special performance to share her exploration into ageing, desire, pleasure and intimacy.

In preparation for the show, Tammy investigates her subject using a series of workshops and public interventions with elders in Glasgow in order to generate local stories and recruit participants for the show. The show will also feature special guest appearances by established artists.

‘Lois Weaver is a playful pixie of performance art’
New York Times

‘Those unfamiliar with Shaw, Weaver […] have a rare opportunity to see what cultural scholars have been writing about since the 80′s. Shaw and Weaver are two of the fore-mothers of American women’s theater […] They employ discursive some might say queer performance tactics, freeing female representations in innovative ways. These include direct address, non-temporal sequencing, cartoonish sets, drag, camp, and, most notably, a postmodern performance of “self.”’
OffOffOnline

‘Lois Weaver’s delightful character Tammy WhyNot is a frothy blonde Southern Belle […] She regales the audience with songs that would make most of Texas blush […] It is hard to unpick the Lois from the Tammy […] her winning charm and frank honesty quickly won me over, and by the end I was entirely in love. […] Without seeing her in action, it would seem unlikely that such an unusual and outwardly stereotypical character can woo people into disclosing and discovering things about themselves that they had locked away, yet twenty minutes into the performance, I would happily have told her anything about myself that she wanted to know.’
FringeReview
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SEXOLOGY SEASON @ THE ARCHES

Saturday 16th

1000 – 1030: Launch and Intro
1000 – 2200: (Ongoing) Nicola Canavan with Dawn Felicia Knox Raising the Skirt
1000 – 2200: (Ongoing) Lucy Asten Holmes-Elliot Skoliosexual
1100 – 1430: (Ongoing) BFI‘s The Birds and the Bees
1100 – 1800: (Slots) Pillow Talk
1100 – 1800: (Slots) Rosana Cade Walking:Holding
1200 – 1400: (Ongoing) Human Library
1200 – 1900: (Ongoing) Curious Cafe [sign up on the day!] 1300 – 1500: (Slots) Lois Weaver‘s Intergenerational Long Table on the Weird and Wonderful World of Sex
1400 – 1600: (Slots) Nicola Canavan with Dawn Felicia Knox Raise Your Skirt at The Arches [sign up on the day!] 1500 – 1700: Turn Me On, Dammit! with Post-Film Workshop
1700 – 1900: (Ongoing) Human Library
1900 – 1930: Arches Community Choir I Touch Myself
1930 – 2045: Lois Weaver What Tammy Needs To Know About Getting Older And Having Sex

Sunday 17th May

1000 – 1800: (Slots) Curious Cafe [sign up on the day!] 1000 – 2200: (Ongoing)Lucy Asten Holmes-Elliot Skoliosexual
1000 – 1800: (Slots) Nicola Canavan with Dawn Felicia Knox Raising the Skirt [sign up on the day!] 1100 – 1230: The Arches Commons Sexology Salon
1100 – 1800: (Slots) Pillow Talk [sign up on the day!] 1200 – 1400: (Ongoing) Human Library
1300 – 1400: Rosana Cade Sitting:Thinking [sign up on the day!] 1400 – 1600: (Slots) Nicola Canavan with Dawn Felicia Knox Raise Your Skirt at The Arches [sign up on the day!] 1500 – 1700: Lois Weaver‘s Intergenerational Long Table on the Weird and Wonderful World of Sex
1500 – 1800: BFI‘s The Birds and The Bees
1700 – 1900: (Ongoing) Human Library
1900 – 2200: End of Festival Gathering