Residencies & Partnerships

Taylor Mac and Matt Ray: Bark of Millions

A Parade Trance Extravaganza for the Living Library of the Deviant Theme



Aug 14, 2023 – Sep 7, 2023



Irish Arts Center 
726 11th Avenue 
Hell's Kitchen, NYC


Bark of Millions, the new hybrid work by Taylor Mac, Matt Ray, and an international ensemble of performers, takes residence at Irish Arts Center this summer for further development following previous residencies at Kaatsbaan and MASS MoCA. 

Epic in scale, this rock opera meditation on queerness features 54 original songs—one for each year since the Stonewall uprising— inspired by various queer antecedents throughout world history.

This is an artistic residency only. There are no public performances or showcases.

Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; the Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Arnhold Foundation; the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Invest NI; CIE Tours International; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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