Performance artist Penny Arcade and the Rail’s Curatorial Assistant Nick Bennett discuss creative life in the context of our new social reality.
Penny Arcade is an internationally respected performance artist, writer, poet and experimental theatre maker known for her magnetic stage presence, her take no prisoners wit and her content rich plays and one liners. She is the author of ten scripted performance plays and hundreds of performance art pieces. Her work has always focused on the other and the outsider, giving voice to those marginalized by society. Her willingness to speak truth to power at the expense of career concerns has made her an international icon of artistic resistance. Her decades-long focus on the creation of community and inclusion as the goals of performance and her efforts to use performance as a transformative act mark her as a true original in American theatre and performance. Read more here.
In the Rail (Penny Arcade):
- A TRIBUTE TO STEVE DALACHINNSKY, October 2019
- JOHN GIORNO: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A POET, December 2019
Nick Bennett is the Curatorial Assistant & Assistant to the Publisher at the Brooklyn Rail.
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