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Hir - 2017 - West End

Isaac gets home from serving in the marines to find war has broken out back home. In a nondescript town somewhere in Central Valley – America, Isaac’s mom Paige is blowing up entrenched routines.

Fed up with domestic patriarchy, Paige has stopped washing, cleaning and caring for their ailing father, who recently suffered a stroke. She reigns supreme.

Ally to their mother’s new regime is Isaac’s sibling Max. Only last time Isaac checked, Max was Maxine. Once the breadwinner, Isaac’s dad has toppled from the head of the household to the bottom of the pile – a make-upped puppet emasculated by Paige once and for all.

In a cheap house made of plywood and glue, notions of masculinity and femininity become weapons with which to defeat the old order. But in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.

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by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2019
DEEP Arts will present a special invite-only, industry presentation of the new musical LIKAH! Friday, October 25 at 4:00 pm and *Saturday, October 26 at 10:30 am The Theatre Center (1627 Broadway, NYC at West 50 Street).
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2019
On November 21, the award-winning SITI Company will honor Tony-nominee and vanguard artist Taylor Mac, at their annual fall gala, which celebrates SITI's contribution to both the American theatrical landscape and to theatre-making around the world.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 2, 2019
Apollinaire Theatre Company is thrilled to announce its 2019/2020 Season! 
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019
Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of Magic Theatre, has announced that she will depart the organization after twelve years as its artistic leader. Greco will leave at the end of the 2019-2020 season. a?oeIt has been a spectacular honor to lead the storied Magic Theatre,a?? said Greco. a?oeI am proud of the extraordinary array of groundbreaking writers Magic has launched and supported over time, who have bravely led our cultural conversation forwarda?"and the way those voices and the work we have premiered have elevated the field as a whole.
by Drew Eberhard - Nov 25, 2019
Upon entering the space the audience is immediately surrounded by the dwellings of a castle. The beautiful set design by Tom Hansen lent itself well to this harkened tale of Christmas in England. Henry II, King of England and his ward Alais are seen talking about their love and the King donning a Blood Red Crown that has been exquisitely crafted to the finest detail. Soon we meet the three sons of King Henry, Richard Lionheart, John and Geoffrey. All three are bastards in the eyes of King Henry and all three feel their stake at the Crown is higher, and more deserving than the others. Whether written into the script or a Directors choice, the use of Christmas carols, both modern and Baroque was a nice touch and lent itself well to the story and made scene changes seamless. A nice touch from the set design was having the pieces of the King's table fly in from up above and added nicely to the set. The texture of having the candles on every inch of the set, gave the castle a warm feeling and made it also feel very elegant and regal.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2020
FirstWorks and Brown University's Brown Arts Initiative, alongside theaters and cultural institutions from around the world, will present the Pomegranate Arts production Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce...Pandemic!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2020
Antipodes Theatre Company has announced the final entry in their 2020 Ricochet Reading Series, Theresa Borg’s Dame & Commander. The virtual reading will be streamed live to the ATC Facebook Page on Monday 7th December at 7:00pm and remain available for one week. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2020
On December 12, prestigious theaters and cultural institutions around the world present the Pomegranate Arts production Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce...Pandemic!. The special, live-streamed event reimagines for this time of social distancing Mac's celebrated Holiday Sauce show.
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2019
LA MAMA presents, COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #154 TAYLOR MAC celebrating the career and achievements of American actor, playwright, performance artist, director, producer and MacArthur Fellow recipient TAYLOR MAC Saturday, June 8 at 3:00pm at The Ellen Stewart Theater (66 East 4th Street), in Manhattan.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 25, 2021
The song is part of the Pride-themed episode called “Whatever Floats Your Float,” written by Laura Zak, taking place in the lead up to the habitat’s annual Animal Pride Parade. When Marty meets the habitat's newest resident Odee, Marty can't decide what float Odee should join.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced a very special benefit reading of  Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, Volpone, or The Fox directed by Jesse Berger, Red Bull’s Founder and Artistic Director. First produced by Red Bull Theater in 2012, this new version will feature emendations & elaborations by director Berger and playwright Jeffrey Hatcher.
by Julie Musbach - May 21, 2019
Trans Voices Cabaret CHI has announced a venue change to Steppenwolf to be part of their LookOut series. TVCChi will begin their venture with the series on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 7pm in the 1700 space, to celebrate pride as well as their one year anniversary.
by Julie Musbach - May 20, 2019
Open Call, The Shed's commissioning and programming initiative for New York-based emerging artists, launches on Thursday, May 30, with new works by seven artists and collectives presented in The Griffin Theater over six weeks. The inaugural program continues June 19 through August 25 with a group show of 22 artists and collectives in Level 2 Gallery and presentations of new work by 15 artists and collectives in The Shed's open-air Plaza; a fourth group will be presented in 2020.
by Julie Musbach - May 16, 2019
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble kicks off its "Circa '69" season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the Odyssey's 1969 inception with Joe Orton's darkly comic masterpiece Loot. Bart DeLorenzodirects this tour de force of corrosive wit, dizzying intrigue and classic farce for aJune 8 opening, with performances continuing through Aug. 10.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021
The KILL ONE Race treats the Mainstage Theater as the setting for a morbid reality competition show: over the course of seven days replete with ice-breakers, speed dates, confessionals, sacred rituals, murder plots, and copious dancing, seven contestants compete to be proven the most ethical—and earn the singular prize of death. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2021
Playwrights Horizons will continue their new Public Art Series with Jess X. Snow’s In the Future…, a film installation that engages passersby in envisioning a safe future for Asian American communities.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 10, 2021
What happens when our games are about war, and war is played like a game? Playwright Melissa Reeves has teamed up with director Susie Dee for a dark comedy exploring the frightening depersonalisation of modern warfare at Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre from 9 - 19 June.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 4, 2020
Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Kevin Nelson, Interim Managing Director) announced today that the Company's 2020 Gala Fundraiser, Magic Masquerade: Spring Forward, will be held at Gallery 308 (Fort Mason Center, Landmark Building A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123) on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2021
Magic Theatre has announced their first in-person production following the COVID shutdown: Taylor Mac’s JOY AND PANDEMIC, directed by Loretta Greco. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
Playwrights Horizons will present a 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala, June 23 at 8pm. This virtual event honors the organization’s storied past and fundraises for the vast potential of what’s to come.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021
Playwrights Horizons has extended Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory's The KILL ONE Race, a performance-based work created and filmed at Playwrights Horizons during the pandemic, to July 31.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 18, 2019
Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) announces its 22nd Anniversary Season, "Take Control. Take Action. Make History.," consisting of two full productions and three developing scripts as part of the Fighting Words Festival 2020, all reflecting how women take ownership of their circumstances and how they manage to prevail.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 18, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents a unique discussion celebrating the historic and contemporary importance of True West to Steppenwolf.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2020
Stuff.co has reported that Blackboard Theatre Collective is presenting a new show, combining elements of its shows which were cancelled due to COVID-19.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021
What happens when our games are about war, and war is played like a game? Playwright Melissa Reeves has teamed up with director Susie Dee for a dark comedy exploring the frightening depersonalisation of modern warfare at Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre from 10 – 20 August.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 25, 2019
FirstWorks and the Brown Arts Initiative at Brown University will co-present MacArthur Fellow and Tony-nominated performer and playwright Taylor Mac in an artist residency taking place September 12-15, 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 2, 2021
Learn more about the upcoming seasons for Madison Theatre Guild, Strollers Theatre, Mercury Players Theatre, and StageQ.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 15, 2019
Theatre of NOTE continues its 2019 season with the world premiere of DRIVING WILDE by Jacqueline Wright, directed by Bart DeLorenzo.  DRIVING WILDE will preview Friday and Saturday, August 16 and August 17 at 8pm, and will open on August 22 at 8pm and run through September 21 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood.    
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2020
In preparation for presenting the 2019 Pulitzer Winner Fairview, Trustus Theatre is partnering with Coker College to revive their stirring production of We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Hero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915a?"an earlier work by Fairview playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury. This limited run production will be presented by Coker College and will be on Trustus Theatre's Side Door Theatre stage January 16-18, 2020. Tickets may be purchased at www.trustus.org, or by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 6, 2020
Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Thrice to Mine, an original and stirring imagining of the life of Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth written and performed by award-winning actor Roxanne Fay, in the Studio Theatre of HCC-Ybor City, on the corner of East Palm Ave. and Avenida Republica de Cuba, on January 24 and 25 at 8 PM. All proceeds from this special benefit performance will go toward paying the artists involved in TampaRep's spring production of Shakespeare's King Lear.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 29, 2020
Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced complete casting for two productions today: The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington by James Ijames, directed by Whitney White (April 2 a?" May 17, 2020); and Catch as Catch Can by Mia Chung, which also announced ensemble member Amy Morton as director (June 4 a?" July 26, 2020).
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2020
Fireflower Productions is partnering with Trans Voices Cabaret CHI to declare 2020 the 'Year of the Queer.' The groups will produce a show occurring Sunday, February 16th at 7:30 PM, and Monday, February 17th at 7:30 PM, both at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave) to amplify queer voices in Chicago. This showcase of Chicago LGBTQ musical theatre performers is carving out space for LGBTQ talent during Chicago Theatre Week in order to push recognition and opportunities for LGBTQ performers in the Chicago area.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2020
Taylor Mac's sly, subversive comedy begins with prodigal son Isaac returning from the war, only to find a house in revolt. Liberated from an abusive marriage, his mom Paige is on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. His sister Maxine is no longer his sister but his transgender/genderqueer sibling Max who uses the pronouns ze and hir. His once violent father is being fed estrogen and dressed as a clown. But in this anarchic reimagining of the classic American kitchen sink drama, annihilating the past doesn't always free you from it.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2021
Playwrights Horizons today announced a new rotating public art series to be displayed on the front of the company’s 42nd Street building, beginning on January 19, 2021, with new work by street and subway artist Jilly Ballistic.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2020
Imy Wyatt Corner today announces Jade Williams will perform Everywoman. The one-woman show, directed by Amelia Sears and written anonymously, opens on 18 February, with previews from 17 February and runs until 22 February.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 6, 2020
Cult cabaret duo and leading lights of the UK's alternative performance scene Bourgeois & Maurice, otherwise known as George Heyworth and Liv Morris, continue HOME's spring 2020 theatre season with the world premiere production of Insane Animals, which runs Friday 28 February - Saturday 14 March 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2020
Hazel and Robin are retired physicists, living in a small cottage on the English coast, in the aftermath of a recent nuclear disaster. Their daily routine of keeping house, yoga, and tending to the cows is upended by the sudden and unexpected arrival of Rose, a former colleague and friend. As crackers and wine are trotted out, so are old jealousies, and the true reason for this visit, which seems to be an evening of laughter, food, and memories, reveals itself to be something else entirely. Stage West presents Lucy Kirkwood's thrilling and astonishing Tony nominee The Children, which begins a 5-week regional premiere run on Thursday, March 12.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 27, 2020
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis announces a dynamic new set of shows for its 2020-2021 season designed to delight, excite and engage theatregoers like never before.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2021
Playwrights Horizons is continuing their new Public Art Series—the inaugural initiative in the organization’s Lighthouse Project—with an installation of images by Ken Gonzales-Day, whose photography illuminates how difference, otherness, and identity emerge through acts of seeing.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2021
National Theatret is presenting HEN now through March 25.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2020
From Saturday, December 18 through Sunday, December 27, the Hangar Theatre Company will host a virtual experience, Seasonal Story Jam & Hootenanny. This family-friendly event features holiday music from The Burns Sisters streamed from the Hangar Theatre & Hangar artists performing a variety of both classic and contemporary short stories and poems.
by Peter Nason - Dec 21, 2019
25 Shows & Performances in the Tampa Bay Area That Rocked Our World from 2010 to 2019!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019
People's Light presents Lucy Kirkwood's The Children, 2018 Tony Award nominee for Best Play. Two retired nuclear physicists live a quiet life in a cottage by the sea. Outside, the world is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nearby nuclear meltdown. When a former colleague turns up after forty years with a shocking request, three old friends must reckon with their shared culpability in this darkly funny disaster drama. Directed by Executive Artistic Director Abigail Adams, The Children stars People's Light veterans Janis Dardaris, Marcia Saunders, and Graham Smith; and runs in the 160-seat Steinbright Stage January 15 a?" February 9. Tickets start at $35, including fees. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2020
Up Late with Belvoir and Moonshine & Tits Productions are pleased to present the premiere of 44 *** Acts in One Week, an apocalyptic rom-com created in extraordinary times. Premiering from 16 – 20 December at Belvoir St Theatre, 44 *** Acts in One Week is part gig, part radio-play and part stab in the dark, in a subversive and joyful response to the madness that was 2020. 
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 17, 2019
ALL ARTS, the broadcast and digital platform created earlier this year by New York Public Media company WNET, announced today the selection of its first Artist in Residence, veteran theater artist Taylor Mac. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2019
West Side Story is officially in previews on Broadway! The new production is directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove; and for the first time ever in the United States, will feature all-new choreography by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. West Side Story will begin previews on December 10, 2019 and open February 6th, 2020 at the Broadway Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2019
Theatr Clwyd today announce the full company for the world première of Emily White's debut play Pavilion. Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Ifan Huw Dafydd (Dewi), Carly-Sophia Davies (Jess), Caitlin Drake (Myfanwy), Ellis Duffy (Gary), Michael Geary (Evan), Lowri Hamer (Bethan), Victoria John (Big Nell), Kristian Phillips (Lloyd), Adam Redmore (Mark/Will), Rebecca Smith-Williams (Mary) and Tim Treloar (Dylan). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 2 October, with previews from 26 September, until 12 October.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2021
Playwrights Horizons is continuing their new Public Art Series with an installation of two works by Dread Scott on the theater’s 42nd Street facade (April 12-May 9). One work engages passersby in considering what a world unburdened from America’s imperialism and often-destructive exceptionalism—a world without America itself—might look like.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 21, 2019
Who is Taylor Mac? A question that fans, critics, fellow artists, and even Taylor have been asking since Mac first made an appearance on the downtown theatre scene.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 16, 2020
Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) for the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards.