Letter To A Young Artist # 1 It is very easy to feel like you are succeeding with your work when what is actually happening is that you are succeeding socially. It is bad form for people you know socially to tell you that your performances are boring or pretentious. Most of the time the audiences that one gathers socially know very little about art and they are the last people in the world one can base their assessment of the impact one’s work.

Letter To A Young Artist # 1 It is very easy to feel like you are succeeding with your work when what is actually happening is that you are succeeding socially. It is bad form for people you know socially to tell you that your performances are boring or pretentious. Most of the time the audiences that one gathers socially know very little about art and they are the last people in the world one can base their assessment of the impact one’s work.

Penny Arcade (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

Penny Arcade (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

Penny Arcade on drag queens, working with Andy Warhol and being in the youth of her age.

Penny Arcade on drag queens, working with Andy Warhol and being in the youth of her age.

Semiotext(e) Bad Reputation:Performances, Essays, Interviews Penny Arcade

Semiotext(e) Bad Reputation:Performances, Essays, Interviews Penny Arcade

First appearing at Glasgay! 2004 with BAD REPUTATIONS, Penny Arcade is a New York-based performer

First appearing at Glasgay! 2004 with BAD REPUTATIONS, Penny Arcade is a New York-based performer

Planet Talk: LES Cultural Icon Penny Arcade

Planet Talk: LES Cultural Icon Penny Arcade

An excerpt from Longing Lasts Longer, New York City icon Penny Arcade's latest piece, currently in workshop mode at Joe's Pub Video by Kevin Yatarola. http:/...

An excerpt from Longing Lasts Longer, New York City icon Penny Arcade's latest piece, currently in workshop mode at Joe's Pub Video by Kevin Yatarola. http:/...


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Appearing at the festival in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2009, Louise Welsh is one of Glasgay!’s patrons.

Appearing at the festival in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2009, Louise Welsh is one of Glasgay!’s patrons.

"We give you this great building, don't let your work and hope be other than great          when you enter and begin. So now begin. Open the doors and begin" - Edwin Morgan

"We give you this great building, don't let your work and hope be other than great when you enter and begin. So now begin. Open the doors and begin" - Edwin Morgan

Sir Ian McKellen performed at Glasgay! in 1993 and 1995 and was one of the festival's major supporters in its early years.

Sir Ian McKellen performed at Glasgay! in 1993 and 1995 and was one of the festival's major supporters in its early years.

Craig Hill has appeared at Glasgay! several times since 1999. He is now a patron of the festival.

Craig Hill has appeared at Glasgay! several times since 1999. He is now a patron of the festival.

Rhona Cameron, Comedienne and TV presenter, first appeared at Glasgay! in its inaugural year in 1993 and has performed several times since then.

Rhona Cameron, Comedienne and TV presenter, first appeared at Glasgay! in its inaugural year in 1993 and has performed several times since then.

Jo Clifford is a patron of Glasgay! and has appeared at several festivals throughout the year.

Jo Clifford is a patron of Glasgay! and has appeared at several festivals throughout the year.

Divine David first appeared at Glasgay! in 1998. LGBT

Divine David first appeared at Glasgay! in 1998. LGBT

Alan Carr performed at Glasgay! in 2003 and 2004

Alan Carr performed at Glasgay! in 2003 and 2004

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