In his song “The Revolution Won’t Be Masculinized,” ukulele-strumming drag sensation Taylor Mac sings: “The revolution will not make you rich. It will not smoke Cuban cigars or wear gold chains or menacing looks . . . because it will be feathered! Jeweled! Sequined! Glittered!” In other words, it’ll look a lot like Mac, who’s master plan to rule the world begins at the HERE Arts Center with two shows running in repertory: The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac, a collection of all of Mac’s best songs and rants on everything from gay rights to manatees, and The Young Ladies Of, a performance piece based on his father’s military life in Vietnam. Mac’s bizarre technicolor costumes and makeup (the man really does love his sequins and glitter) should make you want to immediately enlist in his army.
July 11-Aug. 2, 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 2, 2008