Resident Playwright2007 -- 2014
Taylor Mac is a theater artist, which means he’s a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, cabaret performer, performance artist, and sometime director and producer. TimeOut New York has called him, “One of the most exciting theater artists of our time” (naming him the best cabaret performer in New York, in 2012, and a future theater legend). American Theater Magazine says, “Mac is one of this country’s most heroic and disarmingly funny playwrights. The New Yorker says, of Mac’s acting in Brecht’s “Good Person of Szechwan”, “One of contemporary theater’s more unforgettable performances.” The New York Times says of Mac in general, “Fabulousness can come in many forms, and Taylor Mac seems intent on assuming every one of them. His work has been performed at New York City's Lincoln Center and The Public Theatre, the Sydney Opera House, American Repertory Theatre, Stockholm's Sodra Theatern, the Spoleto Festival, Dublin's Project Arts Centre, London's Soho Theatre, and literally hundreds of other theatres, museums, music halls, cabarets, and festivals around the globe. He is the author of sixteen full-length plays and performance pieces including The Lily's Revenge (Obie Award), The Walk Across America for Mother Earth (named One of the Best Plays of 2011 by The New York Times), The Young Ladies Of (Chicago's Jeff Award nomination for best solo), Hir (premiering at The Magic Theater in Feb. 2014), Red Tide Blooming (Ethyl Eichelberger Award) and The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac (Edinburgh Festival's Herald Angel Award). Playscripts, Vintage Press, New York Theatre Review, and New York Theatre Experience have published his plays and he is also the recipient of two Sundance Theater Lab residencies, three Map Grants, The Creative Capital Grant, The James Hammerstein Award for playwriting, three GLAAD Media Award Nomination, two New York State Council of The Arts Grant, a Massachusetts Council of the Arts Grant, an Edward Albee Foundation Residency, The Franklin Furnace Grant, a Peter S. Reed Grant, The Ensemble Studio Theatre's New Voices Fellowship in playwriting, and he is an alum of the HERE Arts Center Resident Artists program, is currently a New Dramatists fellow and a New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect.
Taylor was named NY's best cabaret performer of 2012 by Time Out NY.
"Protean Peacock Taylor Mac topped our tally of New York cabaret's finest hours. Ragingly original and bracingly radical, Mac took audiences on wild trips to previously unimagined destinations". --Adam Feldman, Time Out
Taylor Mac and Mandy Patinkin have a closed presentation of their vaudeville, "The Last Two People On Earth" (directed by Susan Stroman) on December 7th. Taylor and composer Dave Malloy (The Great Comet of 1812) are developing a three-person performance art adaptation of "The Mikado" with fellow performers Colman Domingo and Lea Delaria at New Dramatists, December 18th to the 21st. Taylor continues his 24-Hour Concert of the History of Popular Music with a concert of popular music from the 1810s and 1830s at Joe's Pub on December 17th.
Taylor Mac's "The Walk Across America For Mother Earth" was named one of the ten best plays of 2011 by The New York Times (Charles Isherwood).
- A Crevice *
- An Oblation
- Maurizio Pollini *
- The Dying Sentimentalist
- The Holy Virgin Mary of Our Time *
- The Levee *
- Red Tide Blooming *
- The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac
- The Fre
- The Hot Month
- The Lily's Revenge *
- The Walk Across America For Mother Earth