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Tuesday 26 January 2021

Taylor Talks: HERE Resident Artists talk art & process with Taylor Mac

Episode 1: Gisela Cardenas

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Tuesday 26 January 2021

HERE presented Taylor Talks: Episode 1 with Gisela Cardenas livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 10 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 12 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 1 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

Join HERE resident playwright Taylor Mac for a glimpse into the creative process and gain insight into exciting new multidisciplinary work coming out of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). Taylor’s guests, who include Gisela Cardenas, Misha Chowdhury, Baba Israel, Grace Galu, and Nia Witherspoon, span the disciplines of theatre, music, dance, opera, media arts, and more. They speak candidly about their experiences creating fresh, innovative performances in the midst of a global pandemic and racial reckoning.

Gisela Cardenas (Director/Writer) has worked in England, Germany, Peru, Brasil, Romania, The Netherlands, Norway and USA. Awards and Memberships: Princes Grace Theater Fellowship (2007), 2008 Phil Killian Directing Fellow (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), 2008-10 Women’s Project Director’s Lab, recipient of the TCG/ NEA 2009/2011 Career Development Program for Directors and member of the Society Directors and Choreographers Foundation. She has an M.A in Performance Studies (New York University) and an M.F.A in Directing (Columbia University). Past credits: a contemporary adaptation of “Agamemnon” (Drama Desk Nomination 2006/Directing), “In Delirium” adapted after Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther; “Fires” after Marguerite Yourcenar’s book of short Stories. “Antigone” (“Sibiu International Theater Festival—Romania), Kander & Ebb’s “The Kiss of The Spider Woman” (Vortex Theater Company); HotInk Festival 2008-2009; Part 1 of “An Oresteia” (Classic Stage Company), Euripides’ Medea (Perú-Argentina), Brecht’s In The Jungle of The Cities (Peru), Shakespeare’s Richard III in Norway, Weskler’s “The Kitchen”, and Peter Asmussen’s “Nobody meets Anyone” in Sao Paulo Brazil. Upcoming with InTandem Lab: “Instructions to Decode An Inhuman Transformation”, and “Sonata For A Heart” in Residence at the O’Neill National Theater Institute.

Taylor Mac (who uses “judy” – lowercase sic – as a gender pronoun) is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director and producer. Plays include: Gary, A Sequel to Titus Andronicus (Broadway), A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (shown in its 24-hour entirety at St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Curran Theater, the Ace Theater, the Melbourne Festival, upcoming at the Berliner Festspiele), Hir (Magic Theater, Playwrights Horizon, Steppenwolf and over sixty professional productions), The Walk Across America for Mother Earth (La Mama with the Talking Band), The Lily’s Revenge (HERE, Magic Theater, American Repertory Theater), The Young Ladies Of (HERE, Playmakers Repertory, Manchester’s Library Theater), Red Tide Blooming (PS 122), and The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac (highlights include: The Public Theater, The Sydney Opera House, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Taylor is the resident playwright at HERE as part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program administered in partnership with HowlRound.

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