"The Trump Card," the latest work by the monologist Mike Daisey, begins and ends with an unprintable word. After they settle into their seats, the members of Daisey's audience are told that they are "f---ed." (There's an implication that we knew this already.) After two or so hours of a performance that dives and bobs from Daisey's […]
In his new show, "The Trump Card," the monologist explains the forces that brought The Donald to power, and how the next demagogue will be smarter and scarier.
“People in the theater are the left. I’m always interested in skewering, examining and implicating the people in the room because they are the ones that showed up for the performance. Once you implicate them, then they actually start thinking about what their position is. I’m doing the monologue and if I’m telling you, ‘You […]
Mr. Daisey talks about his new show, “The Trump Card,” and why he pushes Democrats to engage in self-reflection instead of just blaming the Republicans.
Back in November, theatrical performer Mike Daisey was given the opportunity to write about Apple in the Technology section of the The Guardian. He's now claiming "reverse claim chowder," insisting that some of what he wrote about actually turned out to be true, given Apple's recent earnings report showing the first decrease in year-over-year, quarterly iPhone revenues.
For reasons that defy explanation, The Guardian recently ran an article from Mike Daisey who posits that we’ve hit ‘Peak Apple.’ Hot on the heels of Apple’s most successful fiscal year in company history, Daisey employs the same recycled lines about how Apple, by mere virtue of its success, is destined to fall. Show More Summary
Here’s Daisey’s deep conclusion: It is possible we will look back in a decade and know we couldn’t have seen that this was the moment of Peak Apple because it is always clearer in retrospect when something is past its peak. Time will tell. Show More Summary
A British newspaper has published a meandering, conspiracy-chasing fantasy piece written by discredited theater-journalist Mike Daisey... in its technology section.
Time we had a little humor in the Mike Daisey affair...A writer named Jason Mick, at the Daily Tech site, criticizes, as I have, the things that Daisey got wrong or made up. Then he adds: Mr. Daisey is married to Deborah Fallows, a Chinese native who wrote the book Dreaming in Chinese.It is true that Deborah Fallows... Show More Summary
01-02 Oct Mike Daisey, American comedian, social commentator and a big fan of Apple products, began discovering another side to the “Apple experience” after...
Yes This Man, the title of Mike Daisey’s slender new monologue, has a kind of “Ecce Homo” quality to it, and Daisey, declaredly, plays his own Pilate here. As a white male monologist, monologuing about the plight of women, he tries and convicts himself of “the original, Aristotelian version of... More »
“Just so we’re clear: This is a wonderful dramatic staging of privilege,” Mike Daisey said as he took the lone seat on an East Village stage last night to deliver a monologue on the topic of “how our world is built on the subjugation...Show More Summary
When your career is telling true stories — not writing fiction — and somebody accuses you of lying, that’s got to be tough. When somebody combs over your work and finds evidence that this is, in fact, the case, that you and your publisher are misrepresenting your partially fabricated work as truth, big problems arise. Show More Summary
Mike Daisey was going to call his new monologue "Yes All Women." But yes, all women had something to say about that. The post Mike Daisey Learns ‘Yes All Women’ Is Not A Good Title For A One Man Show appeared first on ThinkProgress.
You can't possibly guess what happened next, can you? That's right—Twitter is trying to peck him to death with a million tiny beaks. One of the kinder responses so far: Go for it, Mike. There's no way this will backfire http://t.co/AZTG1GNSpr...Show More Summary
Mr. Daisey, best known as a monologist, will open the East End Performance CRAWL, a new festival of site-specific solo shows, in May.
Miwa Matreyek makes more animated magic with "This World Made Itself" at REDCAT, Mike Daisey explores "American Utopias" at Royce Hall, and Chrisopher Durang channels Chekov in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Taper.
ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON out of PUBLIC THEATER My first experience with monologuist Mike Daisey was The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a show I reviewed and was mixed on even before factual inaccuracies bedeviled it. But my first job in New York City was as a fact checker and I seemed more perturbed than others by that controversy. Show More Summary
“Lie to us!” my seatmate whispered as the man of the hour took his seat. Up came the Fresnels, down came the hands, and Mike Daisey proceeded to do just that. It was just like old times. Well, not exactly like old times. Daisey, as Daisey points out early and... More »
At the beginning of last year, Mike Daisey was ready to blow up. He had spent years nurturing a certain kind of intense but small-scale acclaim in the theater, performing haranguing, wistful monologues, which he never wrote down, to people who shared his core suspicions about the world — that... More »