Both of us here at minorprogression went to see Erin Markey’s one woman extravaganza “Puppy Love: A Stripper’s Tail” last night at PS122 and we’re still gushing about it. Erin has been on our radar since catching the early stages of “Puppy Love” when it was part of “The Sex Workers Art Show” in San Francisco a few years ago. Even in its early stages we knew that Erin’s work was something special and we’ve been looking forward to viewing her work in its entirety since then. As a performer Erin is a dizzying spectacle. She is at once ferocious and friendly, sexually appealing and frightening, old and young, the list goes on and on. Through all of these transformations and multiple personalities that Markey takes on, the thing that makes her work so endlessly engaging is her unbelievable talent, intelligence and range as a performer.
In hearing about the her show’s newest incarnation at PS122 we shot Erin an email asking her if she would do an interview, to which she responded positively. We saw the show last night, emailed her the interview that we put together after her performance and got a beautiful response back from her today. We’re both amazed and grateful for her amazingly quick response and we are seriously honored here at minorprogression to bring this exclusive interview to our readers.