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Biography

Penny Arcade aka Susana Ventura, made her performance debut at 17 with John Vaccaro's explosive Playhouse of the Ridiculous. She was a teenage superstar for Andy Warhol's Factory and was featured in the Morrissey/Warhol film "Women In Revolt." She has worked with and collaborated with many of the greats of American experimental theatre including Vaccaro, Jack Smith, Jackie Curtis, Charles Ludlam, H.M.Koutoukas and Tom O'Horgan among others.

In February of 1985 she created her first full length performance at New York's Poetry Project at St Mark's in The Bowery which moved to Performance Space 122. This show later expanded into "True Stories" which was performed at Performance Space 122 in 1989. She has since performed in numerous venues around the world, including The Center for Contemporary Art in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Artist Space, Sydney, Australia.

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