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Taylor Mac (who uses "judy"-lowercase sic-as a gender pronoun) is a theater artist whose work has been performed at New York City's Town Hall, Lincoln Center, and Playwrights Horizons; London's Hackney Empire and Barbican; D.C.'s Kennedy Center; Los Angeles's Royce Hall and Ace Theater (through the Center for the Art of Performance); Chicago's Steppenwolf; Australia's Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Festival; Stockholm's Södra Theatern; San Francisco's Curran; and hundreds of other theaters, museums, music halls, opera houses, cabarets, and festivals around the globe. Mac is the author of seventeen full-length works of theater including A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, Hir, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, The Lily's Revenge, The Young Ladies Of, Red Tide Blooming, and The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac. Sometimes Taylor acts in other people's plays (or co-creations). Notably: Good Person of Szechwan (La Mama and The Public Theater), A Midsummer's Night Dream (Classic Stage Company), and The Last Two People on Earth (American Repertory Theater), a two-person vaudeville opposite Mandy Patinkin and directed by Susan Stroman. Mac is a MacArthur Fellow, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama and the recipient of multiple awards including the Kennedy Prize, two Helpmann Awards, a New York Drama Critics Circle Award, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Herb Alpert in Theater, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, two Bessie Awards, two Obie Awards, and an Ethyl Eichelberger Award. An alumnus of New Dramatists, judy is currently the resident playwright at the Here Arts Center.

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Signature Theater Off-Broadway Production, 2024

Encores! Off-Center Production, 2018

World Premiere at St. Ann’s Warehouse, 2016

Classic Stage Company Production, 2012




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Fault Line Theatre Reveals Complete Casts for (plays) In Previews Workshop Series

Fault Line Theatre has revealed the casts for (plays) In Previews., their new play development program. Learn more about the program and see how to purchase tickets!

World Premiere of HELL DIALOGUES Comes to the Sheen Center in November

Locus29 will present the World Premiere of Hell Dialogues by Dan Veksler, adapted from J.P. Sartre's No Exit and Plato’s Dialogues, directed by Masha Kotlova. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Eric Berryman, Johanna Day & More Join SCENE PARTNERS World Premiere at Vineyard Theatre

Discover the latest additions to the cast of 'Scene Partners' at the Vineyard Theatre. Learn more about the exciting world premiere production and stay up-to-date with the latest news.

Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt & Marcia Seligson to be Honored at the 2023 FNAM Benefit

The Foundation for New American Musicals will present the 2023 FNAM Benefit honoring Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt & Marcia Seligson.

New Book 'Beyond Ridiculous' Chronicles Gay Theatre in the 80s in New York

The rise of the legendary, groundbreaking troupe THEATRE IN LIMBO – co-founded Off-Broadway by Charles Busch and Kenneth Elliott in the 1980's – is chronicled in the new book “BEYOND RIDICULOUS: Making Gay Theatre with Charles Busch in 1980s New York.' Learn more about the book and find out when you can purchase it here!

Interview: Maria-Christina Oliveras of HADESTOWN at The Orpheum Theatre & San Jose Center For The Performing Arts Is Thrilled to Return to the Bay Area

BroadwayWorld checks in with Maria-Christina Oliveras who is playing Persephone in the national tour of Tony-Award winning Best Musical 'Hadestown' in San Francisco Sept 12-17 and San Jose September 26 - October 1.

HADESTOWN to Return to Los Angeles for a Limited Engagement in October

Discover the dates and locations for the highly anticipated limited engagement of Hadestown in Los Angeles this October. Don't miss your chance to witness the magic of this renowned musical.

Westport Country Playhouse to Present Mandy Patinkin In Concert For One Night Only Next Month

Broadway's master song man, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theater concert, “Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Being Alive,” to Westport Country Playhouse for one performance only on Thursday, September 28, at 8 p.m.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld August 24th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is  August 24, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Vineyard Theatre Sets World Premiere & New York Premiere for 2023-24 Season

Discover the eagerly anticipated lineup of world premiere and New York premiere shows coming to Vineyard Theatre for their 2023-24 season. Get all the details on performance dates and highlights in this comprehensive article.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Opens 2023-2024 Season With WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) opens its 38th year with the Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck. Called “endearingly funny” and “deeply affecting” by The Washington Post, this boundary-breaking dramedy breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld August 17th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is August 17, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

New Jason Robert Brown/Taylor Mac Musical MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL to Premiere at Goodman Theatre

Discover the highly anticipated premiere of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL at Goodman Theatre. Get all the details on dates and ticket information for this limited engagement production. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!'

PSYCHIC SELF DEFENSE by Normandy Sherwood is Coming to HERE

Prepare to be amazed as 'Psychic Self Defense' by Normandy Sherwood takes the stage at HERE. Uncover the secrets of this mind-blowing theatrical performance and experience the power of psychic self-defense. Don't miss out on this unforgettable show running at HERE.

Cast Set for PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC at The Huntington

Discover the talented cast of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, coming to The Huntington Theatre Company on March 15th. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to experience PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC.

J. Harrison Ghee, Steven Pasquale, Amber Gray, and More Will Lead Industry Reading of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL

MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL the 1994 iconic blockbuster book by John Berendt, which still holds a New York Times bestseller list record, is being developed into a new musical and will have an invitation only  industry reading on August 3rd and 4th, 2023 in New York City. Learn more about the musical, and find out who is starring in the reading, here!

New York Stage and Film Reveals Participants For the 2023 Filmmakers' Workshop

New York Stage and Film has announced the early-career film and TV writers who have been selected to participate in the 2023 Filmmakers’ Workshop. The participants are Nancy Duff; Harrison Hamm; Drew Harper; Atticus Hoffman; Summera Howell; Anndi Jinelle Liggett; Allyson Morgan; Craig T. Williams; and G. Wilson. 

Kokandy Productions Reveals Cast for AMERICAN PSYCHO: The Musical

Get the latest news on the cast announcement for Kokandy Productions' AMERICAN PSYCHO: The Musical. Find out who will be bringing this thrilling production to life at Kokand Productions.

Photos: Inside Barrington Stage Company's 2023 Gala: A NIGHT AT THE KIT KAT CLUB

See photos from Barrington Stage Company's 2023 gala!

HERE Reveals 30th Anniversary Season and Departure Of Founding Artistic Director Kristin Marting

HERE's 30th anniversary season exemplifies this vision of creating a home for artists who blend multiple genres—theatre, dance, music and opera, puppetry, media, visual art and installation, spoken word and performance art—and defy categorizations.


Taylor Mac has written 3 shows including A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Author), Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus (Playwright), The Fre (Playwright).

Taylor Mac has been nominated for several awards throughout their career. These include Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Hang," Distinguished Performance Awards at the Drama League Awards for "The Hang," a Unique contribution to the Theatre at the Drama League Awards, Best Play at the Tony Awards for "Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus," a Special Citation at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music," Special Citations at the Obie Awards for "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music," The Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music," Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards for "Hir," Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Good Person of Szechwan," and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play at The Lortels for "Good Person of Szechwan."

Taylor Mac has won several awards for their unique contribution to the Theatre. They received a Special Citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for their work on "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music." Additionally, they have received Special Citations from the Obie Awards for the same production. Mac's contributions to the Theatre have also been recognized by the Drama League Awards, where they won the award for Unique Contribution to the Theatre.

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