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Please note: Holiday Sauce… Pandemic! contains adult themes and is intended for mature audiences.
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Featuring the multitalented Taylor Mac, Holiday Sauce… Pandemic! blends music, film, burlesque, and random acts of fabulousness to reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate.
The 2020 Ibsen Award winner and MacArthur Fellow joins longtime collaborators Machine Dazzle (design), Matt Ray (music director), and Pomegranate Arts (producers) to celebrate the holidays in all of their dysfunction. There’s more to the season than rampant capitalism and gift giving, and in Mac’s world, creativity and imagination are their own spirituality. With this virtual vaudeville, Taylor Mac reminds us of the collective power of our chosen families, a message that rings true in this distinctly bittersweet holiday season.
Taylor Mac, photo © Little Fang Photography
Taylor Mac (who uses “judy” as a gender pronoun) is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director, and producer who’s earned a seemingly endless string of awards and recognitions, including a Kennedy Prize for Drama, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, a Doris Duke Artist Award, two Bessies, two Obies, and an Ethyl Eichelberger Award—plus a Tony Award nomination and Pulitzer Prize Finalist citation—just to name a few. An alumnus of New Dramatists, judy is currently the resident playwright at HERE Arts Center. Read more.
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