Flamboyant chameleon of spoken word, music, and sociopolitical tirades, New York sensation Taylor Mac makes his Portland debut in this performance art cabaret.
Taylor Mac is a theater artist who blends performance art, playwriting, acting, musical composition, and direction to create solo and ensemble pastiches. He has performed in at least a hundred different venues ranging from The San Francisco Opera House to PS 122 and CBGB’s and has shared bills with artists ranging from Tommy Tune to Nina Hagen. Recent work includes Red Tide Blooming with puppets by Basil Twist and choreography by Julie Atlas Muz, The Young Ladies Of and Cardiac Arrest or Venus on a Half-Clam. During New York’s recent Republican National Convention Taylor created an evening of eclectic performance work with Rinde Eckert, Murray Hill, Mike Albo, and more, called Live Patriot Acts: Patriots Gone Wiiiiild! Vintage Press, Smith and Kraus, Lodestar Quarterly, and Allworth Press have published his plays/work and he is the recipient of Performance Space 122’s first ever Ethyl Eichelberger Award for artistic excellence, an Edward Albee Foundation Residency, a Peter S. Reed Grant, The Ensemble Studio Theater’s New Voices Fellowship in playwrighting, a Mabou Mines Suite (with collaborator Liz Swados), a commission from Dixon Place, and is currently a H.E.R.E Arts Center Resident Artist.