Published on December 1, 2014
What Tammy Needs to Know About Getting Old and Having Sex is an interactive musical exploration of the taboo subjects of ageing and sex. The “ Tammy ” in question claims to be a former famous country and western singer who gave it all up to be the performance artist known as Tammy WhyNot. She is also the creation of artist, writer, director, scholar and activist Lois Weaver. This “ Concert Tour ” launches her comeback album, What Tammy Needs To Know About Getting Old and Having Sex. In preparation for the tour, Tammy investigated her subjects using a series of workshops and public interventions with elders in NYC, Cro- atia and London. She has gathered stories and information for the performance, and transformed them into 8 new songs on the subjects of age, sex, love, desire, fear and intimacy. The songs are accompa- nied by music videos created in the workshops and interspersed with special guest appearances by local seniors and established artists. The performance itself is set up as an exclusive and intimate live sound - check for her upcoming concert tour and the members of the audience are her VIP guests. What Tammy Needs to Know About Getting Old and Having Sex is conceived, directed and performed by Lois Weaver. It is available to book as a stand - alone solo performance or as part of a workshop package intended for seniors within your local community. The seniors that participate are woven into the fabric of the show.