Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac is the author of almost twenty full-length plays and performance pieces showcased on hundreds of theaters, museums, music halls, opera houses, cabarets, and festivals.

Among them London’s Hackney Empire, Los Angeles’s Royce Hall, Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, the Sydney Opera House, Stockholm’s Sodra Theatern, the Spoleto Festival, San Francisco’s Curran theater, and MOMA.  

Below you find a selection of plays and performances from throughout his career, in addition to a list of the awards he has received.

Plays and performances 

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus (premiered on Broadway, New York, 2019) 

Holiday Sauce (premiered at The Town Hall, New York, 2017) 

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (premiered at St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York, 2016) 

Hir (premiered on Magic Theatre, San Francisco, 2014) 

The Walk Across America for Mother Earth (premiered on La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, New York, 2011) 

The Lily’s Revenge (premiered on Magic Theatre, San Francisco, 2009) 

The Young Ladies Of (premiered on HERE Arts Center, New York, 2007) 

The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac (premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2006) 

Red Tide Blooming (premiered at P.S. 122, New York, 2006)  

The Face of Liberalism (published 2003) 

The Hot Month (published 1999)  


The International Ibsen Award (2020) 

Drama League Award (2019)  

MacArthur Genius Grant (2017) 

Finalist for Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2017) 

Special Citation Obie Award (2017) 

Edward M. Kennedy Prize for drama Inspired by American History (2016) 

Guggenheim Award (2016) 

Doris Duke Award (2016) 

Herb Alpert Award in the Arts (2015) 

Creative Capital Award (2009) 

Ethyl Eichelberger Award (2005)  

Peter Zeisler Memorial Award  

Helen Merrill Playwriting Award