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Taylor Mac

On The Culture Front: Life And Times, The Encounter, Christine And More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 10.07.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

What would it be like if we could actually experience what our partners are feeling? That is the question that drives the inventively conceived if thi...

On the Culture Front: Taylor Mac, Caught, Phaedra(s), and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 09.20.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Taylor Mac is one of the few people I never tire of seeing on stage. Whatever project the enigmatic performer tackles he does it with warmth, depth an...

The Importance of Children's Theater

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.16.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I write a post every year about children's theater because I really believe in children's theater. I hear a lot about the cost of theater, the cost of...

A Time For Singing

George Heymont | Posted 03.06.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Ever since the Spring of 2011, when Magic Theatre presented The Lily's Revenge (as part of a rolling world premiere with New York's HERE Arts Center, ...

First Nighter: John Pollono's 'Lost Girls' With Piper Perabo; Taylor Mac's 'Hir' With Kristine Nielsen

David Finkle | Posted 11.09.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

In contemporary writing for the theater, it can sometimes seem as if there's an undeclared competition to determine which playwright can produce the most dysfunctional American family play out of all the dysfunctional American family plays going.

Taylor Mac Tackles The History Of American Pop In Brooklyn

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Musical and theatrical chameleon Taylor Mac has never been one for convention. Still, the New York-based performance artist, who identifies as gender ...

On the Culture Front: Better Call Saul, Constellations, Tijuana Picnic, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.08.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Last night, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Michael McKean took the stage at the 92nd Street Y to talk with moderator about the highly anticipated "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul." I interviewed Banks the previous day for the Washington Post and avoiding spoilers felt like dodging carefully planted land mines in a desert war zone.

Inconvenient Truths

George Heymont | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

After too many instances in which "the system failed," one tires of wondering what could have possibly gone wrong and starts to examine how cruelly the system is rigged to protect some while exploiting the vulnerability of others.

LOOK: GLTBQ Theater Provocateurs

| Posted 06.11.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Artburst Miami. By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie Out in the Tropics, a contemporary performing arts festival that brings cu...

On the Culture Front: A New Generation of New Yorker Cartoonists, No Place to Go, and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Singer/songwriter/playwright Ethan Lipton evokes the pain of being displaced from one's job and world, both literary and metaphorically as his character's job in No Place to Go is being relocated to Mars.

11 Cultural Highs From San Francisco's 2011 Arts Calendar

George Heymont | Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

The San Francisco Bay area has such a vibrant arts community that prioritizing events can become a mind-numbing exercise. Here is a slideshow of the 11 most thrilling events I attended in 2011.

San Francisco's Magic Theatre Triumphs with the West Coast premiere of The Lily's Revenge

George Heymont | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

A gifted playwright and performer with a powerful voice in print and song, Taylor Mac's "rolling premiere" of The Lily's Revenge opened at the Magic Theatre last week and is, without doubt, cause for celebration.