The 2019 Mitchell Artist Lecture features "What’s Gonna Happen?," an evocative talk by MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer and Tony Award-nominated Taylor Mac. A playwright, actor, songwriter, performance artist, director and producer, Mac speaks about his vision for the future of the theatre in an uncertain world and the power of transforming calamity into communion.
The annual Mitchell Artist Lecture features individuals emblematic of artistic collaboration and innovation. Each fall, a leading artist discusses the power and potential of interdisciplinary collaboration to a combined audience of university community and the greater public. Past speakers include Suzan-Lori Parks, Tania Bruguera, Jason and Alicia Hall Moran, Laurie Anderson, Bill T. Jonesand The Yes Men.