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Arts-Waves – September 11, 2017: Taylor Mac

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. 15th and 17th, and 22nd and 24th and in a three-hour abbreviated version on Sept. 27th at Stanford University. Wearing wild costumes and singing hundreds of songs, Taylor Mac takes the audience for a ride in order to open their eyes to America  and unpack the hidden meanings of the country’s most popular songs, decade by decade. It’s an audacious work, coming to San Francisco after rave reviews in New York, and a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Theater.

Taylor Mac has written several successful plays, two of which, “Hir” and “The Lily’s Revenge” recently played at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre.

Curran website

Taylor Mac website

Stanford Live website

An extended version of this interview can be found as a Bay Area Theater podcast.

Also on this program: A review of “Luna Gale” at the Aurora in Berkeley through October 1, 2017.

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