Evan Barrett (Isaac), Charles Leggett (Arnold), and Gretchen Krich (Paige). Photo by John McLellan.

February 28 – March 25

By Taylor Mac

Co-produced with Intiman Theatre

Directed by Jennifer Zeyl

Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his disabled father, only to enter a different warzone: a household in revolt. His mother, liberated from an abusive marriage – with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally – is on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy HIR, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.

“…sensational—in all senses of the word…[an] audacious and uproarious black comedy…Mac has his own gloriously skewed vision of the toxins fouling the American family from within, and in its avowedly loopy way HIR reflects current concerns about the decline of the middle class, as well as the trauma war veterans endure…brilliant writing…” —New York Times

*Note: Hir features the use of strong language, violent content, loud noises and pulsating lights.

Runtime is approximately 2 hours 10 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.


Co-produced with

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Tuesday, April 3 | 7:30pm | FREE

Join us on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30pm for a free FIRST LOOK at AN OCTOROON. Featuring discussions with the director and members of the cast & creative team, ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright will take you behind the scenes of this genre-defying Seattle premiere.

Admission is free, but seating is limited.


From the Blog

Interview with Pete Rush, Costume Designer for HIR

February 15th, 2018

Costume Designer Pete Rush has worked for years in Seattle, including at ArtsWest, most recently for last Season’s Mothers and Sons. He spoke with us about working on Taylor Mac’s Hir, co-produced with Intiman Theatre, playing at ArtsWest from February 28 – March 25. Learn more here. Photo credit: Darryl Heard. What challenges and

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