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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
- | Segal Theatre

24-Decade Concert Series of the History of Popular Music: The 1850s
(an open rehearsal)

Photo by Tim Hailand

Photo by Tim Hailand

The Bard of Demoncracy (Walt Whitman) takes over the Lincoln Center Atrium in the guise of bedazzled creature Taylor Mac on Oct 3rd. In the meantime Taylor joins the PRELUDE Festival for an open rehearsal of this event. Expect selections from Leaves of Grass performed to original compositions and popular music from the 1850s.

Artist Statement: Taylor Mac (whose gender is Performer and who uses the gender pronoun, Judy) sees Judy’s job as a theater artist as that of a community organizer. Judy brings people together and gives them some kind of shared experience. Taylor’s goal with each performance is to access the range of an audiences humanity by reminding them of the things they’ve dismissed, forgotten or buried. In collaboration with the audience Judy does Judy’s best to acknowledge the past and the present and then use the information learned from that acknowledgment to help dream the culture forward.

About Taylor Mac: Taylor Mac is a theater artists (meaning Judy is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director, and producer). Judy has won many awards including an Obie for Judy’s play The Lily’s Revenge. Taylor has performed Judy’s work all over the world from basement bars to opera houses.

Upcoming for Taylor Mac: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Oct 3rd at 7:30: Taylor Mac’s 24-decade Concert Series of the History of Popular Music: The 1850s–This piece will premiere as part of Target Free Thursdays; The Public Theater, Oct 18th to Nov 24th: The Good Person of Szechwan (acting in the role of Shen The); Abrons Arts Center, Dec 14th to the 31st: The Last Two People on Earth, An Apocolyptic Vaudeville (created and performed by Taylor Mac and Mandy Patinkin and directed/co-created by Susan Stroman); The Magic Theater, Feb 2014: “”Hir“”, a new play by Taylor Mac.