The Obie-winning HERE will honor MacArthur fellow Taylor Mac and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation ArtsProgram at Bloom, HERE's annual spring gala. The evening celebrates Mac, a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director, and producer, who also has been HERE's resident playwright since 2016. Mac's current Broadway debut, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, was commissioned by HERE and written during Mac's residency.
In honoring the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Arts Program, HERE recognizes their leadership in the field, as they continue to provide integral funding to both artists like Taylor Mac and performing arts organizations that serve communities around the country.
The evening's program will be emceed by legendary feminist performer Julie Atlas Muz and will include performances by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, interdisciplinary artist Machine Dazzle and musician Viva DeConcini, drag queen Martha Graham Cracker, puppetry artists Spencer Lott and Maiko Kikuchi, members of Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative, and Brooklyn United Marching Band. Bloom features environmental design by Machine Dazzle and lighting design by Ayumu "Poe" Saegusa.