Taylor Mac, playwright/performer, “A 24 Decade History of Popular Music,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. Taylor Mac is a playwright, actor, performance artist whose latest work is performed at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco over four six-hour performances Sept. 15-24. Wearing wild costumes and singing hundreds of songs, Taylor Mac takes the audience for a ride in order to open their eyes to America through finding the hidden meanings of these songs.

Christina Augello is the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Fringe Festival, which runs September 8-23 at one of the three venues in the Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St. in San Francisco. She is also the Artistic Director of the Exit, which has its own schedule. She talks about the Festival, the history of Fringe, her own life story and other matters with host Richard Wolinsky.