6 May 1970, Play-House of the Ridiculous, La MaMa Theatre, New York, NY, USA
Femme Fatale: The Three Faces of Gloria
Note: Premiere of the play by Jackie Curtis. Patti played an Italian mafia boss.There was a preview on 5 May 1970, and performances continued until 17 May 1970.
14 July 1970, New York, NY, USA
Note: Tuesday open mic. First poetry reading.
29 July 1970, New York, NY, USA
Identity: A Comedy of Errors.
Note: Premiere of the play by Tony Ingrassia. Patti played Leona. There was a second performance on 30 July 1970.
10 February 1971, The Poetry Project, St Mark’s Church, New York, NY, USA
Mack the Knife (Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill)*,
Dedication, The Devil Has a Hangnail, The Wait for You,
Oath, Cry Me River (poem), White Lightning, Fire of Unknown Origin*, Picture Hanging Blues*,
Prayer, Ballad of a Bad Boy*
Note: * with Lenny Kaye on guitar.
1 April 1971, St Peter's Parish Hall, New York, NY, USA
Note: Poetry reading with Herbert Krohn.
29 April 1971, American Place Theatre, St Clement’s Episcopal Church, New York, NY, USA
The Cowboy Mouth
Note: Premiere of the play by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith. Patti appeared under the pseudonym Johnny Guitar and played the role of Cavale. Performances continued with evening performances on Monday-Saturday and matinees on Saturday until 5 June 1971.
May 1971, Chelsea Hotel, New York, NY, USA
New York is the Thing that Seduced Me
Note: Broadcast on BBC2 television on 20 November 1971.
25 December 1971, The Poetry Project, St Mark’s Church, New York, NY, USA
Ha! Ha! Houdini!, Four Interesting Positions of a Retired Child Star, Mary Jane, Lono Lord, Renee Falconetti, Bitch, Death by Water, Seventh Heaven, Amelia Earhart, Flying Saucers, Piano, The Amazing Tale of Skunkdog
23 November 1971, Cineprobe, Museum of Modern Art Auditorium, New York, NY, USA
"An Evening with Sandy Daley"
Robert Having His Nipple Pierced
Note: Patti Smith improvised a spoken soundtrack to the silent film.
22 December 1971, The Poetry Project, St Mark's Church, New York, NY, USA
"Benefit for Juilliard Magazine"
Note: Poetry reading.