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) developed two new pieces that started touring in 2019 and has continued to wow audiences globally in 2020.
“… 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