Last Gasp – A Recalibration
By Split Britches
In early 2020 legendary New York performance makers Split Britches set out to present Last Gasp, a performance questioning demise: of aging bodies, of civil conversation, of a sustainable planet. The pandemic arrived and knocked the breath out of all of us, as did a period of civil unrest that marched under the banner of ‘I can’t breathe.
The ironies were not lost as the duo. Now three years later, after runs at London’s Barbican and New York’s La MaMa, Last Gasp: A Recalibration gathers us in the same room but not as the same people.
Equipped with a bulletproof vest, some know-how and a touch of irony, these two icons of lesbian-feminist theatre revaluate what it means to be together during a time of urgent global predicaments.
Image by Christa Holka