Mischief + Mayhem’s, is “a publishing collective, not a publishing company,” which attempts to democratize the commercialized world of literature. They host a monthly reading series, “Unprintable,” featuring new work that writers have either refused to publish, been unable to get past industry censors, or finally managed to publish after much difficulty. This month’s reading features the legendary performance artist, actor, playwright and feminist Penny Arcade. whose works include Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore!, Bad Reputation and La Miseria.
According to her own hilarious website
Since first climbing out of her bedroom window at age 13 to join the fabulously disenfranchised world of queers, junkies, whores, stars, stalkers and geniuses she has become one of the most influential performers in the world. By fearlessly displaying her singular brand of feminist sexuality and personal conflict she has garnered countless fans worldwide with an emotionally and intellectually charged performance style.
Since 1999 Penny has spearheaded the award winning documentary series Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia, The Lower Eastside Biography Project, an oral history and downtown performance project cum training program sponsored in part by Manhattan Neighborhood Network. She is a member of Feminists for Free Expression, The National Coalition Against Censorship, Visual Aids, and the artist/art professional caucus that produces Day Without Art each December 1 st. In addition, she is a founding member of FEVA (Federation of East Village Artists) the producer of The Howl! Festival of the Arts.
The show is FREE!!!!
Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 (doors open at 6)
@ Le Poisson Rouge @ 158 Bleecker St., New York, NY, 10012
The reading also features author Bruce Benderson. And in full disclosure, I will be MC-ing the event. BUT I’m posting about this because Penny Arcade is amazing! If you haven’t seen her, you should. If you have seen her, you’ll want to see her again.