World Premiere


The directors of PROTOTYPE Festival have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s tenth anniversary season to January of 2023.

The Hang is a ritual celebration of queerness, questions, and the eternity of a moment.  Rooted in the jazz tradition and operatic form, it imagines the final hours of the life of Socrates, as he asks his friends to use every moment left to think on virtue. What transpires is a centuries-long communal consideration, full of jazz, dance, debates, and queer romps.

Commissioned, developed and produced by HERE

The Hang is the recipient of a generous award from The Roy Cockrum Foundation. Additional support for this project has been provided by the MAP Fund; the New England Foundation for the Arts; and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

HERE, in partnership with Resident Playwright Taylor Mac, is a participant in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program administered in partnership with HowlRound.

Ticket buyers will receive communication from the festival and its various box offices about ticketing options this week.

Taylor Mac

Matt Ray

Niegel Smith