Hir

May 17 2018 to Jun 17 2018
Taylor Mac
Regional premiere

"A remarkable, audacious, uproarious black comedy with a daring combination of realism and madcap absurdity." - New York Times

Hir runs
May 17 through Jun 17
Thursdays 7:30
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
Sundays 3:00
Pay What You Can 5/20 & 5/24

After returning from the wars, Isaac arrives at his childhood home to discover that the house and family he knew have been upended. His once-timid mother is on a whirlwind crusade to subvert the patriarchy, his sister is now his genderqueer brother who refers to hirself in gender-neutral pronouns. Meanwhile, his stroke-ridden father slumps on the couch in a muumuu and clown makeup. As Isaac attempts to reclaim structure in a household that refuses to be tamed, the family is forced to confront what it is to live in a new world when one is stuck in the past. (Hir is pronounced like /here/. It is a gender neutral pronoun.)
NOTE: contains strong language and adult situations.

Cast: 

Paige - Cara Statham Serber*
Arnold - Bob Hess*
Isaac - Blake McNamara**
Max - Zander Pryor

* Member, Actors Equity Association ** Equity Membership Candidate

Production Staff: 

Director - Garret Storms
Assistant Director - Jenna Richanne Hannum
Production Stage Manager - Tiffany Cromwell*
Assistant Stage Manager - Neil Farrell
Set Designer - Clare Floyd DeVries
Lighting Designer - Leann Burns
Costume Designer - Laurie Land
Sound Designer - John Flores
Props/Set Decor - Lynn Lovett
Puppet Designer - Kyle Igneczi

About the Author: 

Taylor Mac (who uses “judy”, lowercase sic, not as a name but as a gender pronoun) is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director and producer. “A critical darling of the New York scene” (NY Magazine), TimeOut NY has called Mac “One of the most exciting theater artists of our time” (naming judy a future theater legend). Judy’s work has been performed at New York City’s Lincoln Center, The Public Theatre and Playwrights Horizons, Los Angeles’s Royce Hall, Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater, Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, the Sydney Opera House, Boston’s American Repertory Theatre, Stockholm’s SodraTheatern, the Spoleto Festival, San Francisco’s Curran Theater and MOMA, and literally hundreds of other theaters, museums, music halls, opera houses, cabarets, and festivals around the globe. Judy is the author of seventeen full-length plays and performance pieces including HIR (placed on the top ten theater of 2015 lists of The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Time Out NY; published by North Western University Press and in American Theater Magazine), THE LILY'S REVENGE (Obie Award), THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTH (named One of the Best Plays of 2011 by The New York Times), THE YOUNG LADIES OF (Chicago’s Jeff Award nomination for best solo), RED TIDE BLOOMING (Ethyl Eichelberger Award), THE BE(A)ST OF TAYLOR MAC (Edinburgh Festival’s Herald Angel Award) and in collaboration with Mandy Patinkin, Susan Stroman and Paul Ford, Mac created THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE. Mac is the recipient of multiple awards including the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim Award, the Herb Alpert Award in Theater, the Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award and an Obie. An alumnus of New Dramatists judy is currently a New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect and the Resident playwright at the Here Arts Center.