1. Taylor Mac's 1770s: Amazing Grace

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    A portion of Amazing Grace in a workshop performance. Part of Taylor's 24-hour concert of the history of popular music. Performed by Taylor Mac, Alexander Horowitz, Jon Natchez, Dave Berger, Gary Wang, Sarah Gancher. Taylor's outfit by Machine Dazzle. Shot by Kevin Yatarola at Joe's Pub in Jan 2012

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    • Taylor Mac's 1940s: Accentuate the Positive

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      A workshop performance of Taylor's 24-hour concert of the history of popular music. Performed at Joe's Pub in April of 2012. Performed by Taylor Mac (vocals), Lance Horne (piano and musical director), Aidan O'Donnel (bass), Jon Natchez (trumpet, sax, clarinet, banjo, you name it he plays it), Dave Berger (drums). Costume by Machine Dazzle

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      • Taylor Mac 10min Work Sample

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        Two five-minute work samples of Taylor Mac performing his own material. The first is a monologue the Lily has in the play "The Lily's Revenge" and the second is a song called "Safe" from his musical "Red Tide Blooming".

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        • Taylor Mac: An Abridged Concert of The History of Political Popular Music

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          MCA Stage: Sep 27–28, 2013 Taylor Mac, the “ragingly original and bracingly radical [and] best cabaret performer” of New York (TimeOut), and his band make their MCA Stage debut in this incredible visual feast and concert. The Obie Award–winning playwright, actor, and singer-songwriter transforms into a bedazzled creature who leads us into a decidedly personal history of music, ideas, and ways of being—in a hilarious and healing performance ritual. Mac delves deep into the history of political popular music for this performance, the latest in his series of concerts exploring the last 240 years of popular songs in America. Funny and moving with a sweet, powerful voice, he has the bantering skills of a veteran drag artist, “yet he can shift effortlessly to a more somber tone when he wants to drive home a message” (New York Times). For info or tickets: mcachicago.org/performances

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          • Taylor Mac's The Young Ladies Of

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            Taylor Mac performs a song from the About Face Theater's production of The Young Ladies Of.

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            • Taylor Mac performs Practice (or the But I Love Him Song)

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              Taylor Mac performs his song "Practice" from "The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac" (originally written for his play "Cardiac Arrest or Venus on a Half-Clam".) Performed at the Public Theater, New York, NY for the Under the Radar Festival.

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              • Taylor Mac & Novice Theory // Not To Be Reproduced

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                Taylor Mac & Novice Theory give in-house performance in Not To Be Reproduced performance series.

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                • Work

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                  A short film of Taylor Mac performing his subversive jukebox musical of original material, "The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac". The film was shot, edited, and directed by Matthew Snead. All material written by Taylor Mac The stage production was directed by David Drake The footage was shot at The Soho Theater in London.

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                  • Taylor Mac and Chris Giarmo: "The Parting Glass"

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                    A bedazzled creature builds a community by singing 24 concerts of the last 24 decades of popular music. Ultimately all 24 decades will be stitched together culminating in a 24-hour long extravaganza (in 2014), which will feature Taylor Mac, a 24-piece orchestra, dancing beauties, special guests, and you. Bring bedding and toiletries. For now, here is a sample from the workshop of the 1770s decade. With Chris Giarmo on vocals and Alexander Horowitz on piano. Costume by Machine Dazzle

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                    • Walk

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                      A short film/music video of Taylor Mac and his song "Fear Itself". Performed and written by Taylor Mac Filmed, directed, edited by Matthew Snead Film co-conceived by Taylor Mac and Matthew Snead

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