In Sync with Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade: image by Steven Menendez

“It’s a revelation that calls for a revolution”
The Advertiser on Longing Lasts Longer

Thursday 3 March 2016


Watch the YouTube video HERE

Meet Penny Arcade: performance artist, author, actress and documentary-maker. A former ‘superstar’ of Andy Warhol’s Factory, Arcade is an enduring figure of 1960s New York counterculture.

Brash, funny and razor-sharp, Arcade’s body of work shows an ongoing preoccupation with themes of sexuality, censorship, gentrification and the avant-garde.

In this unique Hawke Centre lecture; Penny offers up an adventure in synchronicity. Using the issues that her audience will identify as being most important to them right now, through an improvisational style Penny will create a dynamic presentation and powerful exchange in which to address these shared issues.  

Penny last toured Australia with her internationally acclaimed sex and censorship show 'Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!' which premiered in Australia as part of the Adelaide Festival in 1994 and is currently performing her five star multi-award winning show, Longing Lasts Longer as part of the Adelaide Fringe. 

Articles Featuring Penny Arcade
Penny Arcade interview in The Advertiser
Penny Arcade review in The Advertiser 
New York Times feature – They Made New York
Penny Arcade review in Daily Review


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Penny Arcade's Australian Tour is produced by Theatre Works and London Artists Projects in association with Soho Theatre.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre






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