The Walk Across America for Mother Earth combines Taylor Mac’s exuberant theatricality with the richly scored work of The Talking Band to tell the story of a protest walk from New York to the Nevada Nuclear Test Site. Eighteen and eager to flee his suburban conservative upbringing, Taylor joined a group of political activists, ageing hippies, baby hippies, punks, anarchists, dykes, radical fairies, men, women, senior citizens, and children on a nine-month walk across the United States. Re-told and re-imagined by Taylor, Walk asks its artists and audiences to take a second look at how the idea of community sometimes fails to unite us, and sometimes brings us together in the most surprising ways. Photo Credit: Derrick Little

The Walk Across America for Mother Earth combines Taylor Mac’s exuberant theatricality with the richly scored work of The Talking Band to tell the story of a protest walk from New York to the Nevada Nuclear Test Site. Eighteen and eager to flee his suburban conservative upbringing, Taylor joined a group of political activists, ageing hippies, baby hippies, punks, anarchists, dykes, radical fairies, men, women, senior citizens, and children on a nine-month walk across the United States. Re-told and re-imagined by Taylor, Walk asks its artists and audiences to take a second look at how the idea of community sometimes fails to unite us, and sometimes brings us together in the most surprising ways.


Photo Credit: Derrick Little


The Walk Across America for Mother Earth

Presented by La MaMa and The Talking Band
Written by Taylor Mac
Directed by Paul Zimet

USA (New York)

UTR 2011 - LaMaMa ETC