Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce… Pandemic!
Please note: Holiday Sauce… Pandemic! contains adult language and sexual content and is intended for mature audiences.
Join the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in bidding a celebratory "See ya!" to 2020 with a drag holiday extravaganza!
Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce… Pandemic! blends music, film, burlesque, and random acts of fabulousness in the most subversive and cathartic event of the season! 2020 Ibsen Award winner and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac (who uses “judy” as a gender pronoun) invites long-time collaborators and surprise special guests to celebrate the holidays in all of their dysfunction. There is more to the holidays than rampant capitalism and gift giving—in Taylor’s world, creativity and imagination are their own spirituality. Taylor Mac reminds us of the collective power of our chosen families, a message that rings true in this distinctly bittersweet holiday season.
"...a perfect pick-me-up for those with an intolerance to the season’s usual high- fructose content” – NY Times
For Holiday Sauce… Pandemic!:
Conceived and Performed by Taylor Mac
Music Director / Arranger - Matt Ray
Set and Costume Design - Machine Dazzle
Production Director - Jeremy Lydic
Make Up Design - Anastasia Durasova
Creative Producers - Pomegranate Arts
Producers - Linda Brumbach & Alisa E. Regas
Holiday Sauce…Pandemic! was commissioned by The International Ibsen Festival, The Norwegian Ministry of Culture, and The National Theatre of Oslo with additional support from Artpark-Lewiston, NY, ASU Gammage at Arizona State University, Berliner Festspiele, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, Curran San Francisco, Firstworks/Brown Arts Initiative, The Guthrie Theater, The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth, Live Arts Miami, OZ Arts Nashville, Park Avenue Armory, Seattle Theatre Group and On The Boards, Stanford Live at Stanford University, Teatros del Canal Madrid, TO Live, UtahPresents, and Wexner Center of the Arts at the Ohio State University.
Holiday Sauce was originally commissioned and produced as a live performance event by Nature’s Darlings and Pomegranate Arts, worldwide representative for Holiday Sauce and Taylor Mac.
Taylor Mac (who uses “judy”—lowercase sic—as a gender pronoun) is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director and producer. Mac's many works have garnered judy a MacArthur Fellow, a Tony Award nomination, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist citation, the Kennedy Prize, a NY Drama Critics Circle Award, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim, the Herb Alpert in Theater, The Booth Award, the Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, two Bessies, two Obies, two Helpmann’s, and an Ethyl Eichelberger Award. An alumnus of New Dramatists, judy is currently the resident playwright at the Here Arts Center.