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NOVEMBER 13, 2020 -

Holiday Sauce album release

 

Listen to the single "All Tomorrow's Parties/ Little Drummer Boy" here -

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DECEMBER 12, 2020 -

Taylor Mac’s HolidaySauce...Pandemic!

 

Livestream event and acceptance of the 2020 International Ibsen Award

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Taylor Mac (who uses “judy”—lowercase sic—as a gender pronoun)  is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director and producer.  Mac's many works have garnered judy a MacArthur Fellow, a Tony Award nomination, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist citation, the Kennedy Prize, a NY Drama Critics Circle Award, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim, the Herb Alpert in Theater, The Booth Award, the Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, two Bessies, two Obies, two Helpmann’s, and an Ethyl Eichelberger Award.  An alumnus of New Dramatists, judy is currently the resident playwright at the Here Arts Center.

Film/Video

Gallery: 1998-2020

Published Work

Albums

The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac:  Live

Produced by Nature's Darlings

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Recorded live at the  Time Based Arts Festival in Portland, Oregon, 2007

The Lily's Revenge

Produced by Matt Ray and Nature's Darlings

A concept album of songs from Taylor Mac's Obie award winning theatre work.  Composed by Rachelle Garniez with Lyrics by Taylor Mac and featuring Taylor Mac, Rachelle Garniez, Lady Rizzo, and Heather Christian

The Face of Liberalism

Produced by Nature's Darlings

A recording of Taylor Mac's first performance art cabaret,

24-D

"A 24-Decade History of Popular Music" is a 24-hour long performance art concert.  Its creation began in 2010 and the entirety of it was performed from beginning to end in 2016, at St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn and subsequently in four 6-hour chapters at The Curran Theater, Theater at the Ace Hotel (CAP UCLA), The Melbourne Festival, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (The Kimmel Center), and the Berliner Festpiele's Immersion program series.  It won The Kennedy Prize, an Obie, two Bessies, two Australian Helpmann Awards, a Drama Critics Circle Award, and was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The piece was developed and produced by Nature's Darlings and Pomegranate Arts.  

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Gary

"Gary:  A Sequel to Titus Andronicus"  premiered on Broadway at the Booth Theater in 2019. It received 7 Tony Nominations including Best Play. The production was directed by George Wolfe and starred Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen, and Julie White.

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The Fre

"The Fre" is an all-ages play about the polarization of America. It ran through previews at the Flea Theater in 2020 before becoming a casualty of the COVID shutdown (staging a play inside a ball-pit was bad timing gyrl).

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SAUCE

"Holiday Sauce" is a performance art concert tribute to Mother Flawless Sabrina, disguised as a holiday show.  It began at Town Hall, NYC in 2017. The project was developed and produced by Nature's Darlings and Pomegranate Arts.

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Hir

"Hir" is a play about America's changing paradigms.  It  premiered at the Magic Theater, directed by Niegel Smith, in 2013.   To date it has had over 70 productions. It received the Sydney Theater Award for Best New Play.    

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LTPOE

The Last Two People On Earth:  An Apocalyptic Vaudeville is a two-person work devised by Mandy Patinkin, Susan Stroman and Taylor Mac, in which the only two people who survived a flood on Earth put on a show for the Seagulls.  It was first presented by Classic Stage Company, NYC.  

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Walk

"The Walk Across America For Mother Earth" was inspired by the true story of a group of activists who walked across the United States to shut down the Nevada Nuclear Test Site.  The play premiered at La Mama in 2011.  It was produced and commissioned by The Talking Band, was directed by Paul Zimet, and features music by Ellen Maddow.  

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CisV

"Comparison is Violence:  The Ziggy Stardust Meets Tiny Tim Songbook"  premiered in 2010 at Joe's Pub, NYC.    

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Lily

"The Lily's Revenge" is a 36-cast-member, 5-Hour Epic about a flower who wishes to be a man.  It premiered at the Here Arts Center in 2009, directed by Rachel Chavkin, Paul Zimet, Faye Driscoll, Aaron Rhyne, David Drake, Kristin Marting, and Taylor Mac and features music by Rachelle Garniez.  As a result of the production, Taylor was awarded judy's first Obie.

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YLO

"Young Ladies Of" is a performance art play about assumptions of lineage.  It premiered at The Here Arts Center, NYC 2007, and went on to tour the United Kingdom, Sweden, and the US.

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Beast

"The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac" premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2006.  It was awarded the Herald Angel Award and played over 200 performances around the globe.

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Red Tide

"Red Tide Blooming", a side-show musical about the gentrification of Coney Island.  It premiered at PS 122 in 2006, as a result of the Ethyl Eichelberger Award.  

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Cardiac

"Cardiac Arrest or Venus on a Half-Clam" used Taylor's failing love life as a metaphor for the War on Terror.  It premiered at The Fez, NYC, 2004.  

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FOL

"The Face of Liberalism" was Taylor's first performance art cabaret.  It premiered in 2002 at the Slide Bar in NYC.    

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