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A Radical Fairy Realness Ritual: My Date With A Stranger for Taylor Mac's Songs of the American Right Dec 15, 2015

When Marley Blonsky told me that she was “the least artistic person ever,” I mentally tented my fingers into an evil-genius pose and cackled with (silent) maniacal glee. In my ongoing social experiment to bring performance art virgins to On the Boards for the first time, Marley was precisely the participant I was looking for. She may have started the night never having seen performance art, but she left saying “I will forever associate the junior queer prom with Ted Nugent.” Clearly, progress was made.

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TAYLOR MAC Performance Review Dec 14, 2015

By Caitlin Sullivan and Mallery Avidon

Why is it so hard to talk about things you actually like? The catharsis of being recognized gives way to the terror of being seen. 

 

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All I really want to say is GO SEE THIS SHOW

also I miss living with radical faeries they are magical and any time you get to be in their company miraculous things happen

You have one more chance to be a part of Taylor Mac's radical Faerie Realness ritual: do it. 

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Looking for an acceptance & emotional freedom in a "Liberal" performance in a liberal city Dec 14, 2015

As Taylor Mac expressed himself in his interview by Diana Nollen on Hooplanow.com: while us usually presents poetry in a relatively neutral way so audiences can hear the words without the reader's bias, that's not the case with his performance. Taylor Mac said, "I'm full-on using my subjectivity and visions to interpret these poems in the way I want them to be interpreted." I am sure some audience had hugely enjoyed Mac's full-on personality/subjectivity, while I and my personal experience during the show fell into the shadowy side of the spectrum.

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