Taylor Mac: "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: Act I (1776-1806)"
Sat, February 13th, 2016
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Taylor Mac, whom TimeOut called “ragingly original and bracingly radical” and “the best cabaret performer in New York,” is an Obie Award-winning playwright, actor, and singer-songwriter engaged in one of the most fascinating and ambitious performance projects in memory.
His Decades Project is a series of 24 concerts exploring 24 decades of popular song in America. Mac, who has a sweet, powerful voice and the bantering chops of a veteran drag performer, transforms into a bedazzled creature in perform-ance to lead audiences into a decidedly personal history of music, ideas, and ways of being. For this performance at Williams, Mac will focus on the 1770s, 1780s, and 1790s.