After Donald J. Trump became president of the United States — which, you may recall, actually was a massive surprise to most of us — the amount of analytical bloviating about the reasons for his ascendancy would have been enough to sink the great Library of Alexandria. Had it been spewed out on...
The prolific monologist Mike Daisey will return to Chicago next month to perform three new shows about present-day America, Theater Wit announced Tuesday. The three plays, titled “This is Not Normal,” “The End of Journalism” and “The White Man’s Burden,” will explore the normalization of Trump’s...
All summer and into fall, monologuist Mike Daisey has been performing his show The Trump Card to sold-out crowds at some of the top theaters in the country: New York’s Public Theater, Washington’s Woolly Mammoth; Minneapolis’ Guthrie. Show More Summary
How did Donald Trump pull this off? How did Fred Trump's aggressive, narcissistic son — whose business failures are well-documented, whose unhinged nocturnal Twitter explosions imply a cocktail of instability and aggression and who has been caught on tape talking of his predilection for grabbing...
Monologist Mike Daisey has made his name channeling outrage on a range of contemporary issues while seated calmly behind a desk before an audience. His manner may be that of a homeroom teacher calling the roll, but he brings an artist’s outsider perspective and comports himself like a radical of...
Mike Daisey, monologist and the creator of "The Trump Card," will perform the piece for one night only in Chicago to kick off the run of Theater Wit's production. Daisey will perform his monologue examining the rise of the nation's potential next commander-in-chief on Sat. Oct. 15 at the Athenaeum...
by Sean Nelson Mike Daisey performs The Trump Card tonight at 8pm at the Neptune. 8pm, $25 Before Mike Daisey became briefly but intensely notorious for his show about Steve Jobs a few years back, he made a name for himself as a solo performer, doing what you might call moral inventories of thorny subjects and complex humans via comedic monologues. Show More Summary
"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