Peggy Shaw is a performer, writer, producer and teacher. She has collaborated with Lois Weaver and Split Britches since 1980. Peggy has received three OBIE Awards and was the recipient of the 1995 Anderson Foundation Stonewall Award and the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Theatre Performer of the Year Award in 2005. Her book A Menopausal Gentleman, edited by Jill Dolan, won the 2012 Lambda Literary Award for LBGT Drama. Peggy was the 2011 recipient of the Ethyl Eichelberger Award for the creation of RUFF. She was a recipient of the 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award and a 2017 United States Artist Fellowship.