Penny Arcade

In Performance: The Etiquette of Death June 14 – July 1, 2012 (NYC)

The Etiquette of Death June 14 – July 1, 2012 A Chris Tanner Production Directed by Everett Quinton, Choreographed by Julie Atlas Muz, Death is a messy and terrifying horror. Or, it can be a quiet, unapologetic thief in the night. When you explore the artifice and manners that surround this unruly journey – the etiquette of death — the outcome can be absurd, paradoxical, wrenching, and at times, hilarious. The Performance is a collage of scenes, songs, poetry, music and dance that explores the “Etiquette of Death”. Contributing texts and compositions by: Penny Arcade, Lance Cruce, Angela DiCarlo, Jeremy X. Halpern,John Jesurun, Beena Kamlani, Taylor Mac, Stephen McCauley, Martha Girdler, Stephen Lott, Agosto Machado, Edgar Oliver, Brandon Olson, Greta Jane Pedersen, Everett Quinton, Jon Ri...

Books: Penny Arcade’s “Bad Reputation: Performances, Essays, Interviews”

A runaway at thirteen, a reform-school graduate at sixteen, a performer in the legendary New York City Playhouse of the Ridiculous at seventeen, and an escapee from Andy Warhol’s Factory scene at nineteen, Penny Arcade (born Susana Ventura) emerged in the 1980s as a primal force on the New York art scene and participant of what came to be called performance art. This autobiographical trilogy of plays represents her at her best. Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore! is Penny Arcade’s raucous sex and censorship show (which continues to tour around the world), featuring the daily life of a receptionist in a brothel, the upbringing and rearing of a “faghag,” the evolution of the New York gay scene in the 1990s, and a participatory “audience dance break.” The title work, ...