Taylor Mac (who uses “judy”, lowercase sic, not as a name but as a gender pronoun) is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, and performance artist. Mac’s work has been performed at New York City’s Lincoln Center, and Celebrate Brooklyn, London’s Hackney Empire, LA’s Royce Hall, San Francisco’s Curran Theater, Magic Theater and MOMA, the Sydney Opera House, Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater, Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater, Stockholm’s Sodra Theatern, the Spoleto Festival, and literally hundreds of other theatres, museums, music halls, opera houses, and festivals around the globe.
Mac is the author of seventeen full-length plays and performance pieces. Most recently: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (New York City’s St Ann’s Warehouse and Hir at Playwrights Horizons.
Recent acting roles include Shen Teh/Shui Ta in The Foundry Theater’s production of Good Person of Szechwan at La Mama and the Public Theater and in The Last Two People On Earth, which judy created with Mandy Patinkin, director Susan Stroman, and Paul Ford.
Mac is Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama and the recipient of many honors including the Kennedy Prize, two Obie awards and the Guggenheim, Doris Duke, Herb Alpert, Booth, Peter Zeisler, Helen Merrill, and Ethyl Eichelberger Awards. Judy is currently the resident playwright at the Here Arts Center.