Taylor Mac is an American actor, playwright, performance artist, director, producer, and singer-songwriter.
Works include Joy and Pandemic; The Hang (composed by Matt Ray); Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus; A 24-Decade History of Popular Music; Prosperous Fools; The Fre; Hir; The Walk Across America for Mother Earth; The Lily’s Revenge; The Young Ladies Of; Red Tide Blooming; The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac; and the revues Comparison Is Violence; Holiday Sauce; and The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville (created with Mandy Patinkin, Susan Stroman, and Paul Ford).
Mac is the first American to receive the International Ibsen Award; is a MacArthur Fellow, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a Tony nominee for Best Play; and is the recipient of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History (with Matt Ray), the Doris Duke Artist Award, a Guggenheim, the Herb Alpert Award, a Drama League Award, the Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting, the Edwin Booth Award, two Helpmann Awards, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, two Bessies, and an Ethyl Eichelberger.
Eduardo Machado was born in Cuba and came to the United States when he was nine, growing up in Los Angeles. He is the author of more than forty plays, and has two volumes of his works published by TCG; The Floating Island Plays and Havana Is Waiting.
Freddie Machin is a playwright, screenwriter, actor and teacher. His plays include: Party Pooper (Drama Studio London); The Real Estate (Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, 2017); Nailhouse (Old Red Lion); Winston on the Run (Edinburgh Fringe & UK Tour); The Revenge of Martha G. (Chichester Festival Theatre); Don't Waste Your Bullets on the Dead (Vault Festival) and Chicken (Southwark Playhouse).
He wrote the feature film Chicken (2016), based on his play of the same title.
He has taught both acting and playwriting for Shakespeare's Globe, the Almeida Theatre, the Royal Opera House, and Central School of Speech and Drama amongst others.
Rob Madge is an actor and playwright whose debut play, My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do?), was premiered at the Turbine Theatre, London, in 2021, was a critical and commercial hit at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022, and transferred to the West End later that year.
My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do?) won Best Off-West End Production at the 2022 WhatsOnStage Awards, the Theatre Award at the 2023 Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards, and was nominated for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play at the Olivier Awards. Rob Madge was joint winner of Best Creative West End Debut at the Stage Debut Awards in 2023.
Sabrina Mahfouz is a writer and performer. Her work for the theatre includes: Metamorphoses, co-written with Laura Lomas and Sami Ibrahim, after Ovid (Shakespeare's Globe, 2021); A History of Water in the Middle East (Royal Court, 2019); and a stage adaptation of Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses (Pilot Theatre, 2019).
Her most recent publications as editor include Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making it Happen (Saqi, 2019) and Poems From a Green and Blue Planet (Hachette, 2019).