Taylor Mac is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, and sometime director and producer. TimeOut New York has called him, “One of the most exciting theater artists of our time” while American Theater Magazine says, “Mac is one of this country’s most exciting, heroic and disarmingly funny playwrights.”
Taylor’s most recent play, THE LILY’S REVENGE, is a 5-hour, 36 cast-member theatric that he wrote, starred in, and co-produced (with the brave and visionary HERE Arts Center). It was rated the best play in 2009 by TimeOutNY and Paper Magazine and was put on the top ten lists of many other publications including The New Yorker and The New York Post. Other recent plays he’s written and performed in include THE YOUNG LADIES OF, RED TIDE BLOOMING, and THE BE(A)ST OF TAYLOR MAC.
Taylor has performed his worked in The Sydney Opera House, The San Francisco MOMA and Opera House, New York’s Public Theater, Stockholm’s Sodra Teatern, The Spoleto Festival, The Bumbershoot Festival, The Time Based Arts Festival, Dublin’s Project Arts Center, London’s Soho Theater, and literally hundreds of other theaters, museums, music halls, cabarets, and festivals around the globe.
He has acted in many original plays (by others), dozens of revivals, and in featured roles on television with The BBC2, BBC4, MTV, and The Sci-Fi Channel.
Vintage Press, Playscripts, New York Theatre Review, New York Theatre Experience have published his plays and he is the recipient of a Sundance Theater Lab Residency, a NYFA, a Rockefeller Map Grant, The Creative Capital Grant, The James Hammerstein Award for playwriting, The Edinburgh Festival's Herald Angel Award, a Jeff Award nomination, three GLAAD Media Award Nominations, three Brighton Best of Festival awards, PS 122's Ethyl Eichelberger award, a New York State Council of The Arts Grant, an Edward Albee Foundation Residency, The Franklin Furnace Grant, a Peter S. Reed Grant, The Ensemble Studio Theatre's New Voices Fellowship in playwriting, A Mabou Mines Suite (with collaborator Elizabeth Swados), he was a HERE Arts Center resident artists, and is currently a member of New Dramatists.