Penny Arcade Performance

is creating videos, performance, readings, biographies and live streaming!

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In light of the shutdown of live performance in New York City and around the world, with my theater partner Steve Zehentner, I have started this Patreon page - Penny Arcade Performance.

FUNDRAISER FOR PANGEA: We launched Penny Arcade Patreon March 17th when we realized LIVE performance would not be possible for a while. We used the first two weeks of our Patreon as a fundraiser for Pangea - the restaurant and performance space on Second Avenue in New York City - where so many artists in our cultural community develop and present work. We were scheduled to run our new show, Notes from the Underground, through the summer.

We were able to raise $1,000 for Pangea’s staff stipends and call attention to this unfunded art space whose survival is critical to our community. We look forward to the day we can again gather together at Pangea and remain committed to their survival.

Fundraising for Pangea continues through their Go Fund Me campaign:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/preserve-downtown-nyc-arts-and-support-pangea

Our Patreon is more than a way to disseminate my work of the past near 40 years, it is also a living breathing community of like-minded individuals.

HOW PATREON WORKS: Patreon is based on the pay-what-you-wish monthly subscriber model. By subscribing, you will have exclusive access to Penny Arcade content.

I will be releasing archival videos of all my full-length plays, unique live-streamed events, serialized readings of my developing memoir, essays, poetry, biographies and full length interviews from our Lower East Side Biography Project.

Setting up your monthly subscription takes just a couple minutes. You can pay through your credit card or through Pay Pal.

ARCHIVAL PERFORMANCES
: With the exception of Longing Lasts Longer and Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!, few audiences have gotten to experience our full length shows. Moreover, most shows, in keeping with the strictures of American not-for-profit, were never performed for more than 16 performances, or if commissioned out of the USA, were never presented in America.

For Patreon subscribers, we will dig deep into my archive of my 16 full length show, with over 800 performances performed in over 65 cities around the world.

Over time you will gain access to my entire body of work.

Our first post on Patreon is my 1990 play La Miseria - a look into my Italian-American working class roots, set against the backdrop of the AIDS pandemic. We followed up La Miseria with a 76-minute film of the 1995 interview I conducted with Quentin Crisp in Vienna, The Last Will and Testament of Quentin Crisp. Standby for my international sensation, Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!, from several locations around the world; our award winning Longing Lasts Longer from St. Anne’s in Brooklyn, Sisi Sings The Blues, the post-modernist millennial opera epic from Vienna, and much, much more.

LOWER EAST SIDE BIOGRAPHY PROJECT:
In addition to my performance work and livestreams, we will also present complete unedited interviews from our Lower East Side Biography Project. Imagine being able to watch the full unedited footage of our interview with Judith Malina, Jonas Mekas, Holly Woodlawn or Tom O'Horgan.

Between the Lower East Side Biography Project video archive and my own video archive, we have over 2300 entries of shows and biographies. So for subscribers, every two weeks something great will come your way on Patreon.

If you think you know my work, you haven't seen anything yet.
xoPenny

ABOUT PENNY ARCADE:
Penny Arcade occupies a rare position in the American avant-garde, and now in her 52nd year of performing she shines, as Patti Smith recently told her, "with an unmistakeable inner glow". A runaway at thirteen, a reform-school graduate at sixteen, a performer in the legendary New York City Play-House of the Ridiculous at seventeen, and an escapee from Andy Warhol’s Factory scene at twenty, Penny Arcade emerged after a long apprenticeship in radical, queer, rock and roll theatre at the age of 34 in 1985 as a primal force on the New York art scene and an originator of what came to be called performance art. Arcade’s brand of high camp, high content, street-smart, rock and roll experimental theatre showmanship has influenced generations of artists all over the world and her take no prisoners authenticity, humor, honesty and wisdom has made her an icon of artistic resistance the world over. www.pennyarcade.tv. https://www.facebook.com/pennyarcadesuperstar

Profile Photo: Jasmine Hirst. Banner Photo: Albie Mitchell

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 58 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 58 exclusive posts
96
Images
2
Livestreams
1
Writing
19
Videos

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