Taylor Mac

Performing Arts, 2009

Taylor Mac creates solo works and large-scale ensemble performances, including The Young Ladies Of, Peace, Red Tide Blooming, The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac and Cardiac Arrest, or Venus on a Half-Clam. These performances have been presented at such venues as London’s Soho Theater, Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Under the Radar festival at The Public Theater in New York, Dublin’s Project Arts Center, PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival in Portland, OR, San Francisco MOMA, and the Spoleto Festival in South Carolina. His awards include the James Hammerstein Award in playwriting, the Edinburgh Festival’s Herald Angel Award, P.S. 122’s first ever Ethyl Eichelberger Award and the McKnight National Residency and Commission from the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, MN. Mac won a 2010 Obie Award for his Creative Capital project, The Lily’s Revenge. Mac is a member of New Dramatists.

Awards and Accomplishments

2016: Taylor Mac has won a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship

2016: Taylor Mac has won a 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award


Mac receives a MAP Fund grant


Part of Mac's 24-decade Concert Series, The History of Popular Music: The 1850s, is performed at The Lincoln Center Atrium, New York


Taylor Mac and Lisa Kron reprise their roles in The Foundry Theatre's Good Person of Szechwan at The Public Theater, New York


 Taylor Mac performs The 20th Century History of Popular Music: Abridged at the Dublin Fringe Festival, Ireland


 Taylor Mac performs An Abridged Concert of the History of Political Popular Music at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


Mac's The Fre was chosen by The Sundance Institute 2013 Theatre Lab 

2010: Taylor Mac wins an Obie Award for _The Lily's Revenge_

2010: Taylor Mac receives the 2010-2011 McKnight National Residency and Commission from the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, MN

2010: Mac receives a MAP Fund Grant

2009: Mac is HERE Arts Center Resident Artist in New York City

2009: Mac's play "The BeAst of Taylor Mac" nominated for a GLAAD Media Award.

2009: Mac's "The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac" finished it's tour of Canada including Vancouver's Push Festival, The Pivot Festival in Whitehorse, Victoria's Intrepid Theater, Toronto's Rhubarb Festival, and Montreal's La Chapelle.

2009: Mac's "The Young Ladies Of" is performed at North Carolina's Playmaker's Repertory Theater

2009: Taylor Mac's _The Young Ladies Of_ was nominated for Chicago's Jeff Award.