LONGING LASTS LONGER
New York’s undisputed queen of the underground and legendary avant-gardist Penny Arcade, has performed Longing Lasts Longer, a rock n’ roll blend of stand-up comedy and memoir, in over 28 cities around the world. Longing Lasts Longer – a fierce, visionary and ultimately hopeful critique of New York’s slide from the “city that never sleeps” to the “city that can’t wake up.”

Conceived, Written and Performed by Penny Arcade
Designed and Directed by Steve Zehentner and Penny Arcade
Lighting Design: Justin Townsend
Soundscore: Steve Zehentner and Penny Arcade
Associate Lighting Designer: Sarah Johnston
Stage Manager: Clarissa Marie Ligon
Photo credit: Albie Mitchell, Steven Menendez
Video Excerpt: St. Ann’s Warehouse

Penny Arcade
pennyarcade.tv

COMPANY/TECHNICAL CONTACTS:
Steve Zehentner, Designer/Director – Production Manager
stevezehentner.com

Greg Kastelman, Cadenza Artists: Booking Agent (United States, Canada, Mexico)
Work: (917) 902-4410
CadenzaPlus.com
CadenzaArtists.com

Earl Dax
Dax Management
email: earl@daxmgmt.com | web: daxmgmt.com
phone: +1 646 468 7158 | skype: earldax

Jeremy Goldstein, Creative Producer, London Artists Projects
44 (0) 7583 688 653
Jeremy@londonartistsprojects.co.uk
londonartistsprojects.co.uk

PENNY ARCADE (aka Susana Ventura) is an internationally respected writer, poet, actress and theatre maker, and one of a handful of artists who created and continue to define performance art. Penny debuted with John Vaccaro’s explosive Playhouse of the Ridiculous at age 17, and was a Warhol Factory Superstar at 19, featured in the Warhol film Women in Revolt. With an artistic career spanning almost 50 years, Arcade occupies a unique position in the American avant-garde. HM Koutoukas referred to her as ‘the little sister of the avant-garde’ because of her long association with the architects of the American counter culture movement: Andy Warhol, Charles Henri Ford, John Vaccaro, Judith Malina, Taylor Mead, Jack Smith, Harry Smith, Tom O’Horgan, and Charles Ludlam among others.

Her focus on the creation of community and inclusion as the goals of performance and her efforts to use performance as a trans-formative act, mark her as a true original in the American theatre. In this context, Penny has written over ten full-length shows including La Miseria, Sisi Sings the Blues, Bad Reputation and New York Values as well as and hundreds of solos. Her world famous sex and censorship show, Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!, has been performed in over 30 cities around the world and was successfully revived as a ‘landmark production’ (London Times) for its 20th anniversary in 2012.

In 1991, Quentin Crisp chose Arcade as the woman he most identified with, naming her his anima figure and soul mate. Their friendship became professional as they undertook many performances together until his death at age 91. An Evening with Quentin Crisp and Penny Arcade is now available on DVD to mark Mr. Crisp’s centennial, and the actress Cynthia Nixon portrayed Arcade in the film on Mr. Crisp’s New York life, An Englishman in New York with John Hurt.

In 2010, Semiotexte/MIT Press published a hardcover book on Arcade called “Bad Reputation: performances, essays, interviews.” Her award winning documentary The Lower East Side Biography Project, Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia which she co-creates with long-time collaborator Steve Zehentner is broadcast weekly in New York on Ch 34 Time Warner and RCN 112 and simultaneously at mnn.org.

Upcoming Dates

Sun -
Jul
30,
2017
8pm
Boston A.R.T. Buy Tickets
Fri -
Aug
11,
2017
7pm
Darwin, Australia The Lighthouse, Darwin Festival Buy Tickets
Sat -
Aug
12,
2017
7pm
Darwin, Australia The Lighthouse, Darwin Festival Buy Tickets

Past Dates

2017
Sat -
May
06,
2017
4pm
New York City La Mama
Sat -
Apr
15,
2017
8pm
Dallas, Texas AT&T Performing Arts Center
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Apr
09,
2017
7pm
Los Angeles Freud Playhouse
Sat -
Apr
08,
2017
8pm
Los Angeles Freud Playhouse
2016
Sun -
Dec
04,
2016
5pm
Dumbo, Brooklyn St Ann's Warehouse
Sun -
Dec
04,
2016
5pm
Dumbo, Brooklyn St Ann's Warehouse
Sat -
Dec
03,
2016
3pm & 8pm
Dumbo, Brooklyn St Ann's Warehouse
Fri -
Dec
02,
2016
8pm Dec 2-11
Dumbo, Brooklyn St Ann's Warehouse
Thu -
Dec
01,
2016
8pm Dec 1-11th
Dumbo, Brooklyn St Ann's Warehouse
Sat -
Nov
12,
2016
8:30pm
Belfast, Ireland Outburst Festival
Thu -
Nov
10,
2016
9PM
Liverpool UK Unity Theatre
Mon -
Sep
19,
2016
7:30pm
London Soho Theatre
Mon -
Sep
12,
2016
21:00
Dublin , Ireland Abbey Theatre
Thu -
Aug
25,
2016
10pm
Groningen, Holland Speigeltent
Mon -
Aug
22,
2016
TBA
Ljubljana, Slovenia TBA
Mon -
Aug
08,
2016
18:55
Edinburgh, Scotland Assembly Checkpoint
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Aug
03,
2016
18:55
Edinburgh, Scotland Assembly Checkpoint
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Aug
03,
2016
18:55
Edinburgh, Scotland Assembly Checkpoint
Fri -
Jul
22,
2016
8:30pm
Annandale-on-Hudson Speigeltent
Fri -
Jun
24,
2016
8:30pm
Cork Everyman Theatre MacCurtain St
Sun -
May
29,
2016
8pm
Brighton Theatre Royal Brighton
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May
23,
2016
TBA
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Mar
24,
2016
7pm
Melbourne ,Victoria Speigeltent
Thu -
Feb
18,
2016
9PM
Brisbane,Australia Turbine Platform
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Feb
09,
2016
9:30pm
Adelaide SA Royal Croquet Club
Thu -
Jan
21,
2016
noon
Dublin , Ireland Abbey Theatre
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Jan
16,
2016
9:30pm
New York Joe's Pub
Fri -
Jan
01,
2016
6:00pm
New York St Mark's in the Bowey
2015
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Nov
21,
2015
doors open 7pm show 7:30pm
London Soho Theatre
Wed -
Nov
11,
2015
5:45pm
London Soho Theatre
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Aug
30,
2015
8:50pm
Edinburgh, Scotland Cowgate
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Aug
29,
2015
8:50pm
Edinburgh, Scotland Cowgate
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Aug
28,
2015
8:50pm
Edinburgh, Scotland Cowgate
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Aug
27,
2015
8:50pm
Edinburgh, Scotland Cowgate
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Aug
26,
2015
8:50pm
Edinburgh, Scotland Cowgate
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Aug
25,
2015
8:50pm
Edinburgh, Scotland Cowgate
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Aug
23,
2015
8:50pm
Edinburgh, Scotland Cowgate
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Aug
22,
2015
8:50pm
Edinburgh, Scotland Cowgate
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Aug
21,
2015
8:50pm
Edinburgh, Scotland Cowgate
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Aug
20,
2015
8:50pm
Edinburgh, Scotland Cowgate
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Aug
19,
2015
8:50pm
Edinburgh, Scotland Cowgate
Mon -
Jun
01,
2015
7pm
NYC Joe's Pub
Mon -
May
25,
2015
7pm
NYC Joe's Pub
Mon -
May
18,
2015
7pm
NYC Joe's Pub
Fri -
Apr
17,
2015
8pm
Brighton , UK The Marlborough
Thu -
Apr
16,
2015
8pm
Brighton,UK The Marlborough
2014
Mon -
Dec
01,
2014
8pm
NYC Poetry Project
Sun -
Oct
19,
2014
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NYC Joe's Pub
Fri -
Aug
08,
2014
10:30pm
Provincetown, Mass Crowne and Anchor
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Jun
14,
2014
9:30pm
NYC Joe's Pub
Thu -
Jun
12,
2014
9:30pm
NYC Joe's Pub
Sun -
Jun
01,
2014
Provincetown, Mass AMP Gallery
Sat -
May
24,
2014
6pm - 9pm
Provincetown, Mass AMP Gallery
Wed -
May
21,
2014
6:30
NY NY Theatre 80 Bar 80 St Marks Pl
Wed -
Apr
23,
2014
7:30pm
NYC Symphony Space
Wed -
Apr
16,
2014
7pm
NYC Writers Room
Sun -
Apr
06,
2014
2pm to 6pm
Bushwick, Brooklyn,NY Secret Robot
Fri -
Mar
28,
2014
9pm
NYC Clemente Soto
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Mar
28,
2014
9pm
NYC Clemente Soto
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Feb
22,
2014
5pm
NY NY Cake Shop
Wed -
Feb
05,
2014
7:30pm
Brooklyn, NY Brecht Forum
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Jan
19,
2014
9pm
New York, NY The Delancey
2013
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Dec
06,
2013
New Orleans, LA Always Theatre
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Dec
01,
2013
New York, NY New Ohio Theatre
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Sep
30,
2013
Provincetown, MA Tennessee Williams Festival
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Sep
29,
2013
Provincetown, MA Afterglow Festival
Thu -
Aug
01,
2013
New York, NY Bard Speigaltent
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Jul
01,
2013
Baltimore, Maryland WindUp Theatre
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Jun
01,
2013
Participant Gallery, NY One Night Stands
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May
03,
2013
Lisbon, Portugal Loose Holes Festival
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May
02,
2013
Porto, Portugal Loose Holes Festival
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May
01,
2013
Oslo, Norway Mona Lisa Theatre
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Apr
03,
2013
Stockholm, Sweden Queer Feminist Festival
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Apr
02,
2013
Copenhagan, Denmark Warehous 9
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Apr
01,
2013
Zagreb, Croatia
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Jan
04,
2013
LaMaMa Etc
2012
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Dec
04,
2012
London, England The Albany Theatre
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Dec
03,
2012
London, England Old Vic Tunnels
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Dec
02,
2012
Albany, England Arcola Theatre
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Dec
01,
2012
London, England The Albany Theatre
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Nov
02,
2012
Copenhagan, Denmark Warehouse 9
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Nov
01,
2012
Belfast, Ireland OutBurst Festival
2011
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Nov
01,
2011
Anchorage, Alaska Out North Theatre
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Sep
02,
2011
London, England ICA
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Sep
01,
2011
Provincetown, MA Afterglow Festival
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Aug
02,
2011
Rome, Italy Gay Village
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Jul
02,
2011
London, England London Gay Pride
Fri -
Jul
01,
2011
Juneau, Alaska Perseverance Theatre
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Apr
02,
2011
London, England Valuxhall Tavern
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Apr
01,
2011
London, England Duckie
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Mar
01,
2011
New York, NY Studio Performances
2010
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Dec
01,
2010
Louisville, Kentucky Motherlodge
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Nov
01,
2010
Sausalito, CA
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Oct
01,
2010
San Francisco, CA The Marsh
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Sep
01,
2010
New York, NY Howl Festival, Theatre 80
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Aug
01,
2010
Rome, Italy Teatro Valle Occupado
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Jul
01,
2010
Vienna, Austria World Aids Congress Gala
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May
01,
2010
New York, NY Theatre Row W 42nd Street
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Apr
01,
2010
London, England Barbican
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Jan
01,
2010
New York, NY Poisson Rouge
2009
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Dec
01,
2009
Frankfurt, Germany Mousonturm
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Nov
01,
2009
Berlin, Germany Hau
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Jul
01,
2009
Dixon Place, NY Hot Festival
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Apr
01,
2009
Puebla, Mexico Theatro Central
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Mar
01,
2009
San Francisco, CA Brava Theatre
2007
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Oct
01,
2007
New York, NY Theater for the New City
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Sep
01,
2007
Belgium Spegeltent
2006
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Nov
03,
2006
Berlin, Germany
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Nov
02,
2006
Leipzig, Germany
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Nov
01,
2006
Frankfurt, Germany Mousonturm
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Aug
01,
2006
Dixon Place, NY
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Jul
01,
2006
Los Angeles, CA Disney Center
2005
Mon -
Aug
01,
2005
New York, NY Joe's Pub
Tue -
Feb
01,
2005
Sydney, Australia Sydney Opera House
2004
Mon -
Aug
02,
2004
New York, NY Howl Festival
Sun -
Aug
01,
2004
New York, NY Howl Festival
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Jun
01,
2004
Manchester, England Contact Theatre
Mon -
Mar
01,
2004
Los Angeles, CA The Evidence Room Theatre
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Feb
01,
2004
Austin, TX University Theatre
2003
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Dec
01,
2003
ARS Nova Theatre New York, NY
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Oct
01,
2003
Houson, TX The Theater Lab
Mon -
Sep
01,
2003
Frankfurt, Germany
Fri -
Aug
01,
2003
New York, NY Joe's Pub
Tue -
Jul
01,
2003
Austin, TX Vortex Theater
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May
02,
2003
Frankfurt, Germany
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May
01,
2003
Heidelberg, Germany
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Apr
01,
2003
London, England Royal Festival Hall
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Mar
01,
2003
New York, NY FEZ
2002
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Dec
01,
2002
New York, NY Artist's Loft
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Mar
01,
2002
New York, NY PS122
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Jan
01,
2002
New York, NY Warhol Museum
2001
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Aug
01,
2001
Edinburgh, Scotland Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival
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Apr
01,
2001
New York, NY Joe's Pub
2000
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Aug
01,
2000
Olympia, WA
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Jun
01,
2000
New York, NY Knitting Factory
1999
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Sep
01,
1999
New York, NY Knitting Factory
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Aug
01,
1999
New York, NY Knitting Factory
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1999
New York, NY PS122
1998
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1998
New York, NY
1997
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Mar
01,
1997
New York, NY
1996
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May
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1996
Vienna, Austria Vienna Festival
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Jan
01,
1996
Vancouver, Canada
1995
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Nov
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1995
New York, NY PS122
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Oct
01,
1995
London, England ICA
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Oct
01,
1995
Dublin, Ireland
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Aug
01,
1995
Sydney, Australia
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May
01,
1995
Vienna, Austria Vienna Festival
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Mar
02,
1995
Sydney, Australia
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Mar
01,
1995
Sydney, Australia
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Feb
02,
1995
Melbourne, Australia
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01,
1995
Melbourne, Australia
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Jan
02,
1995
Adelaide, Australia
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Jan
01,
1995
Adelaide, Australia
1994
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Nov
02,
1994
Cork, Ireland
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Sep
01,
1994
Zurich, Switzerland
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Aug
01,
1994
Edinburgh, Scotland Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival
Fri -
Jul
01,
1994
Munich, Germany
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Jun
01,
1994
Galway, Ireland
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May
01,
1994
Vienna, Austria Vienna Festival
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Mar
01,
1994
Sydney, Australia
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Feb
01,
1994
Melbourne, Australia
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Jan
02,
1994
Adelaide, Australia
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Jan
01,
1994
Glasgow, Scotland C.C.A.
1993
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04,
1993
London, England
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Oct
03,
1993
Liverpool, England
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1993
Manchester, England
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01,
1993
New York, NY
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01,
1993
Glasgow, Scotland
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Aug
01,
1993
Edinburgh, Scotland Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival
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May
01,
1993
Miami Beach, FL
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Jan
01,
1993
Calgary, Canada
1992
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Sep
01,
1992
New York, NY Village Gate
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Jul
01,
1992
Tampa, FL
1991
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Apr
01,
1991
New York NY PS122
1990
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Nov
01,
1990
New York, NY La Mama
Thu -
Mar
01,
1990
New York, NY Franklin Furnace
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Feb
01,
1990
New York, NY La Mama
1989
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Aug
01,
1989
New York, NY PS122
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Jan
01,
1989
New York, NY Chelsea Hotel
1988
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Nov
01,
1988
New York, NY La Mama
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Aug
01,
1988
New York, NY The Ballroom
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1988
New York, NY La Mama
1987
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Apr
01,
1987
New York, NY University of the Streets
1985
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Jun
01,
1985
New York, NY PS122
2013
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Jul
02,
2013
New York, NY Hot Fest Dixon Place