Taylor Mac visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert October 29 to talk about the upcoming West Coast tour of Holiday Sauce. The performance piece is the latest installment in judy's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music project, in which the artist explores the popular music catalog from 1776 to the present day through a queer lens.
Mac, a MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient, wrote the show prior to Donald Trump’s election to office; Colbert wanted to know if it has since been updated to reference him. “If something is threatening to take the story away from the storyteller, you have to incorporate that threatening thing into the story at all costs or else nobody pays attention to the story,” judy (Mac's preferred gender pronoun) said. “So we have to incorporate Donald Trump into the story, but we can't let him be the lead, right? We're the lead.”
Mac is set to make judy's Broadway debut as a playwright this spring with the new play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, starring Andrea Martin and Nathan Lane.