Bark of Millions

Bark of Millions is an electrifying collision of performance, live music, and drag spectacle created by Taylor Mac, Matt Ray, and an international ensemble of performers.

Part rock opera, part reimagined pride parade, Bark of Millions gathers a community of groundbreaking artists in a four-hour party-length performance of queer history, resilience, and revelry. Co-directed by visionaries Niegel Smith and Faye Driscoll, and with the extravagance of longtime Mac collaborator Machine Dazzle’s costume design, this joyous epic is brought to life by an international ensemble of 22 artists.

Bark of Millions is a transformative and joyful experience that stages 55 original songs – one to mark each year since the landmark Stonewall Uprising – in an exploration of humanity through a queer lens. From the award-winning creative and producing teams that created the acclaimed A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, this new work is both a celebration of and a gift to the queer canon, expanding the archive for generations to come.

Bark of Millions will have its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House as part of the cultural landmark’s 50th Birthday Festival from October 18 – 20, 2023. More info & tickets here.

If you would like to financially support the development and production of Bark of Millions, please reach out directly to

“If you’re not invited to the party, throw a better one.”

Taylor Mac

Bark of Millions