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Nov
09

Artist Talk: Taylor Mac

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Modlin Center for the Arts, Jepson Theatre
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As part of the Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts, the Department of Theatre presents an artist talk with Taylor Mac.

“Fabulousness can come in many forms, and Taylor Mac seems intent on assuming each and every one of them.”
The New York Times

Taylor Mac is an award-winning playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director, and producer.  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, Taylor is a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama and the recipient of multiple awards including the Kennedy Prize, a NY Drama Critics Circle Award, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim, the Herb Alpert in Theater, the Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, 2 Obies, and an Ethyl Eichelberger Award. 

"I believe my job as a theater artist is to remind my audience of the range of their humanity.  I believe the more personal risk I take in the work the more the audience will relate and see the whole of their humanity reflected back at them. So, through art, I try to be as masculine, feminine, ugly, beautiful, intelligent, base, chaotic, graceful, joyful, sorrowful, perfect and flawed as I am in real life."
–Taylor Mac

Learn more:

Video: Preview of A 24 Decade History of Popular Music

Studio 360: Kurt Andersen interviews Taylor Mac

Free and open to the public.

Learn more about the Tucker-Boatwright Festival at as.richmond.edu/tucker-boatwright