While considered by many to be the “Queen of Underground Performance”, Penny Arcade has had a mainstream presence on almost every continent. Her most seminal works, Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!, toured the world hundreds of times since 1993 — recently remounted in 2018 at Performance Space New York (PS 122).
In her most recent touring work (Longing Lasts Longer), the former Andy Warhol superstar has created a contemporary stand-up performance turned on its head, taking a crack at our understanding of the post-gentrified landscape. Longing Lasts Longer is marked by Penny’s magnetic rock n’ roll energy, razor sharp satire, and mixed live with a soundtrack inspired by four decades of pop culture. Longing Lasts Longer made its US debut in a 2-week run at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn.
Penny Arcade (alongside long time collaborator Steve Zehentner) is currently developing two new pieces, which will tour world-wide in 2019 and beyond.
“”… infectious energy. She expresses herself vigorously onstage and off, and seems in equal measure frustrated with and fascinated by the world.” – The New York Times