In an Australian exclusive from landmark performance artist Taylor Mac and musical collaborator Matt Ray, Bark of Millions is an epic rock-opera meditation on queerness presented in association with New York-based Pomegranate Arts in the Concert Hall – Sydney Opera House on Friday 20 October 2023.
Part rock opera, part reimagined pride parade, this epic production will stage 55 original songs – one to mark each year since the landmark Stonewall uprising. It’s both a celebration and a gift to the queer canon, expanding the archive for generations to come.
Taylor Mac (a MacArthur Fellow, Ibsen Award winner, and Pulitzer Prize finalist) and Obie Award-winning composer Matt Ray are the masterminds behind this extraordinary event, with co-direction by visionaries Niegel Smith and Faye Driscoll and showcasing the extravagance of Machine Dazzle’s costume design.
Bark of Millions will be brought to life in the Concert Hall by an international ensemble of artists including Ari Folman-Cohen, Bernice “Boom Boom” Brooks, Chris Giarmo, Dana Lyn, El Beh, Greg Glassman, Jack Fuller, Joel E. Mateo, Jules Skloot, Le Gateau Chocolat, Lisa “Paz” Parrott, Machine Dazzle, Mama Alto, Marika Hughes, Matt Ray, Sean Donovan, Steffanie Christi’an, Stephen Quinn, Thornetta Davis, Viva DeConcini and Wes Olivier
Bark of Millions is a transformative experience that celebrates the power of individuality and human connection. This once-in-a-lifetime event promises to shatter conventions, push boundaries, and bring a bold new perspective to our stage.
Book in now for a genuinely momentous and fabulous occasion – a dazzling way for the Opera House to mark turning 50.
“If you’re not invited to the party, throw a better one.” – Taylor Mac
Bark of Millions
Concert Hall – Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Performance: Friday 20 October 2023 – 7.00pm
Information and Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com
Image: Taylor Mac (supplied)