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Discontents, Jeff McMahon



Selected to contribute to Anthem to US project (NY Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Lincoln Center) and made it to semi finals! Here's an excerpt of two versions of work-in-progress, as performed as part of DBR Lab at National Sawdust April 2024. DBR accompanies on 2nd version. I'm still working on it!

Received ASU Emeritus College Research grant to digitize tapes of interviews 1996-2006 with gay men about bathhouses/saunas, and the concept of sexual "safety." Hoping to make into podcast and eventual publication.


Following the death of artist/writer Jacki Apple, I worked with her sister and several colleagues to create The Jacki Apple Award in Performance and Artist Projects. This annual award gives $10,000 to an artist in LA and one in NYC, administered by the LACE (LA) and Franklin Furnace, (NYC). The first Apple/LACE award was announced January 2024, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario!

I shared a reading on November 6 with Karen Finley and Laurie Stone, in an evening curated by Sarah Schulman as part of her series, First Mondays. Performance Space New York

Testified EPA hearing on air pollution/tailpipe emissions standards proposal, at request of Union of Concerned Scientists. One of 3 days of public submissions May 2023. 

My essay "Ellie Covan " in 50 Key Figures in Contemporary US Queer Theatre ed. Noriega/Schildcrout (Routledge 2023). 

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