Welcome to the tenth installment of the 2015 Quick Fact blog series. These posts aim to give you a bite-size overview of performances you’ll find at the Festival this season. Each post in the series includes who, what, when, where, and why. We’ll even throw in some photos and videos to sweeten the deal!
Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music: Songs of the American Right
Flamboyant provocateur Taylor Mac is many things: a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, cabaret performer, performance artist, director and producer. He returns to Spoleto Festival USA to perform at our newest venue, Woolfe Street Playhouse, for an evening of glittering musical time travel. Songs of the American Right provides a snapshot of a broader artistic undertaking Mac is developing that will culminate in a 24-hour marathon concert featuring songs from 24 decades of popular music.
“Fabulousness can come in many forms, and Taylor Mac seems intent on assuming every one of them.” – The New York Times
Woolfe Street Playhouse, 34 Woolfe Street.
Wednesday, June 3 at 9:00pm
Thursday, June 4 at 9:00pm
Friday, June 5 at 9:00pm
Saturday, June 6 at 9:00pm
Nicole Boudreault, Media Relations Apprentice: “Taylor Mac is a vibrant, multi-skilled inventor who refuses to be categorized. Mac’s unparalleled energy and creativity blurs the boundaries of performance. He becomes one with his audience creating something that is not solely a show but also an interactive experience. His inspiration is drawn from all parts of his life—past, present, and the fantastical world he dreams up.”
“Taylor Mac seduces you, breaks your heart, patches it back up again and sews sequins along the scars.” – The Irish Times
Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music: Songs of the American Right is part of the American Express Woolfe Street Series which also includes What Moves You, Double Happiness and Quarter-Tone Shredding. Tickets to Taylor Mac and all other Festival performances are available online at spoletousa.org, over the phone at (843) 579-3100, and in person at the Charleston Visitor Center (375 Meeting Street).