Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

$35 general public; $33 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

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“One of the most exciting theater artists of our time.”
TimeOut New York

This event is sold out. A wait list will begin at the venue at 6:30pm on the day of the performance. 

Due to construction on campus, please plan to park on city streets, including High Street. There is also limited visitor parking available in lots T, E, G, and J.

For the last 20 years Taylor Mac—who uses the gender pronoun “judy”—has created performance events that provoke and embrace diverse audiences. At Wesleyan, judy will perform the Connecticut premiere of the highly immersive and outrageously entertaining two-hour abridged version of A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (2016), a subjective history of American culture and dysfunction since 1776. The show highlights various musical styles and artistic voices, ranging from murder ballads to disco, Walt Whitman to David Bowie.

Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. Presented in partnership with Wesleyan’s Center for the Humanities and Theater Department, with support from Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Click here to read the pdf "Taylor Mac: Coming Together While Falling Apart - Unmaking/remaking American History" by Sean F. Edgecomb, Assistant Professor of Drama at The City University of New York’s Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island.

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Photo by Sarah Walker.