I was actually a little gay-shamed about not knowing who Taylor Mac was. I mean, TPR has dedicated its 5 year existence to knowing about the queers, you know? And then here comes good ol’ About Face Theatre, kicking off its first season (with new Artistic Director Bonnie Metzgar) with Taylor Mac, an established performance artist based in NYC. I’ve been lucky enough to catch Deena Martina in Seattle, and Justin Bond a few times. So it was a little surprising and highly alleviating when Taylor Mac, with his scary make-up and gorgeous set was wholly different yet on the same artistic and boundary pushing level. Read the full review after the jump and listen for an interview with Taylor Mac on next week’s podcast.
When: Through Oct. 26
Where: About Face Theatre at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted
Tickets: $20-$40 online here or by phone at (773) 784-8565