Artist Projects

The Lily’s Revenge


Taylor Mac

The Lily’s Revenge is a seven-hour multidisciplinary theater work about alternative communities, the homogeneity of culture, and contemporary apocalyptic narratives. Created in collaboration with several theater directors and ensembles, the work is staged in five sections. These include a puppet-theater play on a miniature stage, a play in the round, a video/live performance work, and a circus act that takes over the entire building in which the theater is located. Threaded throughout all five sections are Mac’s own musical compositions, performed by a live bluegrass band. The work culminates in a final episode that integrates elements of each of the preceding ones.

Project Updates

  • 2010: Taylor Mac wins an Obie Award for The Lily’s Revenge

  • 2009: The Lily’s Revenge premieres at HERE Arts Center in NYC