SEASON 16 | JULY 2003
New York Values
Written & Performed by Penny Arcade
Presented by the VORTEX
New York Values is about the commodification of rebellion, marketed youth culture and aging, the loss of individualism in America, the death of bohemia. Developed over the past two years, she has previously presented this piece to rave reviews in Edinburgh (earning the Devil Award for breakthrough performance), New York, Los Angeles, and London. Penny Arcade has been performing extensively for decades, collaborating with many great artists including Andy Warhol, John Vaccaro, Jack Smith, Jackie Curtis, Charles Ludlam, H.M. Koutoukas, Tom O’ Horgan, and Quentin Crisp. She has created solo and group work including A Quiet Night with Sid and Nancy, Based on a True Story, Invitation to the Beginning of the End of the World, Las Miseria, Love, Sex, and Sanity, Bad Reputation, BITCH! DYKE! FAGHAG! WHORE!, and The Last Will and Testament of Quentin Crisp. Most recently Penny Arcade has been creating new work with dance and performance companies in Europe. Penny is a tireless artist advocate and free speech activist.