Taylor Mac Becomes HERE’s Resident Playwright!
Big news friends! The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HowlRound just announced that grants totaling $5,588,000 have been awarded to support residencies for playwrights at 18 theaters across the US through the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP), and HERE has been honored with one of these prestigious grants to engage TAYLOR MAC as a Resident Playwright.
Taylor (also a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow!) will receive three years of full-time salary and benefits as well as artistic development funds, and HERE will mount at least one production by Taylor.
Speaking on judy's (Taylor's preferred pronoun) upcoming residency with us, Taylor said: "HERE, over 15 years, has helped me make some of my best work. The idea that I could be a salaried resident playwright there and continue our collaboration is a total dream."
The feeling is mutual Taylor, welcome home!