World Premiere


January 7*, 8, 12-15 at 7:30pm | January 9, 16 at 2pm at HERE Mainstage | 100 minutes

The Hang is a ritual celebration of queerness, questions, and the eternity of the moment. Rooted in the jazz tradition and operatic form, it imagines the final hours of Socrates’ life as he asks his friends to stay with him a little while longer. The Hang imagines these final moments as a centuries-long communal consideration of virtue (full of all styles of food, jazz, dance, debates, and queer romps). Through this foray into the calamities of our past intelligentsia, Taylor, Matt and their collaborators invite the audience to their party and create a performance, which advocates for a more inclusive and joyous world.

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.

$30 with PROTO Pack
$65 with Premium PROTO Pack

*Tickets to the opening night on January 7 will have elevated pricing. Every ticket to this performance includes a donation to support the vitality of this festival.

145 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10013
One block south of Spring St.,
enter on Dominick St.

: C or E to Spring St.; 1 to Houston St.; N or R to Prince St.
Bus: M21 to Houston St.; M6 to Spring St.

Both of HERE’s spaces are wheelchair accessible, and fully compliant with ADA requirements

There is an Edison ParkFast lot behind Manhattan Mini Storage on Varick Street and Spring Street. Drivers can enter from Spring or Dominick Street.

Edison ParkFast
272 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

Taylor Mac

Matt Ray

Niegel Smith