o you know who Taylor Mac is? Well, you should definitely know who judy is! And you should really know about their incredible show, Hir, about a dysfunctional family for the ages.
We cannot wait to produce the Canadian premiere of this incredible work and for Vancouver audiences to be the first to experience it. In case you didn't know, Mac is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director and producer. They are a MacArthur Fellow, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, and the recipient of multiple awards including the Kenndy Prize, a NY Drama Critics Circle Award and the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award. The Pi staff was lucky enough to have a chance to see judy's performance of A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: Act VII in Seattle last year (look below for pictures of our beautiful coaster dedictions of Mac :) ).
Coming up from November 22nd to December 8th, we'll be producing Hir at the Annex Theatre on Seymour Street as part of the inaugural SeeMore Theatre Series! Check out more information about the SeeMore Theatre here.
Want to know more about Hir? Hir is Taylor Mac's timely and darkly comedic interpretation of the classic dysfunctional family. Isaac has returned from the wars only to discover a household in revolt. Arnold, the patriarch, has become disabled, leaving Paige liberated from an oppressive and abusive marriage. Isaac's sibling Max is a newly out transgender teen with a thing or two to teach the world. And Isaac? He has to come to terms with where his loyalties really live.
We'll be releasing more info about the cast, creative team and production in the next little while, so keep an eye out!