Taylor Mac

Friday, February 5, 2016 8:00PM
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Taylor Mac
Contact us for availability -- (734) 764-2538 | umstix@umich.edu

Taylor Mac is equal parts bedazzled shaman, searing social critic, radical angel, and Elizabethan fool. A critical darling of the New York downtown cabaret scene, he is beloved for his iconic beauty, disarming vulnerability, and soaring spirit. His 24-Decade History of Popular Music will eventually become an epic show performed over 24 continuous hours; in Ann Arbor, Taylor will focus on the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, connecting the decades to the vibrant music scene in Detroit. “Fabulousness can come in many forms, and Taylor Mac seems intent on assuming every one of them.” (New York Times) A UMS co-commission.

What Makes It Renegade? Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of American Popular Music is audacious in its ambition and its scope: a unique mash-up of songs, history, performance, and art that will reach its zenith in a 24-hour spectacle covering the last 240 years of popular music in America. A theater artist who uses the gender pronoun judy, Mac has been named a “future theater legend” by TimeOut New York.

Taylor Mac's cabaret will include mature content and is intended for adult audiences.