Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce...Pandemic! Dec 12, 2020

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Saturday, December 12th at 7pm


Conceived and performed by 

Christmas as calamity.

Taylor Mac returns to (virtual) Seattle with Holiday Sauce … Pandemic! Join OtB favorite, 2020 Ibsen Award winner and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac with judy's longtime collaborators — designer Machine Dazzle, Music Director Matt Ray (who you last saw at OtB with Justin Vivian Bond) and producers Pomegranate Arts — as together we celebrate the most dysfunctional season. 

Holiday Sauce… Pandemic! will blend music, film, burlesque, and random acts of fabulousness to reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate.  There is more to the holidays than rampant capitalism and gift-giving and in Taylor’s world, creativity and imagination are their own spirituality.  This holiday season will be bittersweet for so many— Taylor Mac reminds us of the collective power of our chosen families, a message that will be of particular resonance this year when so many have lost so much.

Holiday Sauce is dedicated to the memory of Taylor's drag mother, Mother Flawless Sabrina, and every performance will honor a local elder by celebrating the monumental impact they have made as a mentor to the LGBTQ community throughout their life and career. These "Queens" have made a lasting impact, and it is a joy to honor their work and the inspiration they offer us all. 

On the Boards and Seattle Theatre Group are SO excited to announce the Seattle Elder Honoree, Riz Rollins. Riz is a northwest icon and on-air host DJ at 90.3 KEXP. Join us in honoring Riz on December 12 at 7 pm. Read more about Riz on our blog! You can learn more about all of the incredible 2020 Queens on the Holiday Sauce . . .Pandemic! website. We will be continuing to celebrate Riz and the whole Holiday Sauce team at a fabulous Zoom after-party immediately following the performance- there might just be some surprise visits from some very special "holiday sauced-ed" guests. So don your holiday best (whatever that means to you) and join us in our Virtual Fubar!

Content Warning

This program includes adult language and sexual content and is intended for mature audiences.

This is an online live-streamed event presented in partnership with Seattle Theatre Group. 






Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce… Pandemic!

Conceived and Performed by
Executive Producer

Associate Producer

Co-produced by
Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce . . .Pandemic! was comissioned by the Internations Ibsen Festival of the National Theatre of Norway with additional support from Seattle Theatre Group and On the Boards.

Taylor Mac – who uses “judy” as a gender pronoun – is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director and producer. Judy’s work has been performed in hundreds venues including on Broadway and in New York’s Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, and Playwrights Horizons, as well as London’s Hackney Empire and Barbican, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, Los Angeles’s Royce Hall and Ace Theater, Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, the Sydney Opera House, The Melbourne Festival (Forum Theater), Stockholm’s Sodra Theatern, the Spoleto Festival, and San Francisco’s Curran Theater and MOMA. Judy is the author of many works of theater including, “Gary, A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”, “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music”, “Hir”, “The Walk Across America for Mother Earth”, “Comparison is Violence”, “The Lily’s Revenge”, “The Young Ladies Of”, “Red Tide Blooming”, “The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac”, “Cardiac Arrest or Venus on a Half-Clam”, “The Face of Liberalism”, “Okay”, “Maurizio Pollini”, “A Crevice”, and “The Hot Month” and the soon to be premiered plays “Prosperous Fools” and “The Fre”. Sometimes Taylor acts in other people’s plays (or co-creations). Notably: Shen Teh/Shui Ta in The Foundry Theater’s production of “Good Person of Szechwan“ at La Mama and the Public Theater, Puck/Egeus in the Classic Stage Company’s “ Midsummer Night’s Dream“, and in the two-man vaudeville, “The Last Two People On Earth“ opposite Mandy Patinkin, directed by Susan Stroman. Mac is a MacArthur Fellow, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, a Tony nominated playwright, and the recipient of multiple awards including the Kennedy Prize, a NY Drama Critics Circle Award, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim, the Herb Alpert in Theater, the Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, 2 Bessies, 2 Obies, a Helpmann, and an Ethyl Eichelberger Award. An alumnus of New Dramatists, judy is currently a New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect and the Resident playwright at the Here Arts Center.