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
The "YES THIS MAN" monologist on sexuality, his critics and why he changed his show's title from "YES ALL WOMEN"
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 »
Last month in Portland, Ore., the monologuist Mike Daisey presented a one-off show called “Journalism.” A confessed fabulist winging out his thoughts on the profession he debased by lying in a “This American Life” story? It was … Read more
With the world still divided over whether it's okay to grab a disruptive theatergoer's cell phone and smash it, we turn to monologist Mike Daisey, whose electrifying performances tend to make you feel less like a spectator and more like a quiet intellectual participant. Show More Summary
This video, understandably, went viral last week: As you might have guessed, the video was probably staged. David Haglund asks: [I]s such fakery OK? A year ago, after Mike Daisey’s fabrications in a This American Life story about Apple factories in China came to light, we examined how much lying people are generally willing to accept from various kinds of storytellers. (See […]
This week's theater roundup is brought to you by the emotion Ambivalence. (Ambivalence: It is and it isn't™.) I have mixed feelings about Mike Daisey at this awkward moment in his career: Daisey is recalibrating. His observations seemed...Show More Summary
Lying clown Mike Daisey is premiering his new monologue in Portland. It's called "Journalism." Read more...
In "American Utopias," a one-man's musings on everything from Disney to Occupy Wall Street, Mike Daisey uses his rare talent of sculpting funny tales out of acute self-awareness and discomfort to create a work of impermanent delight. one-man musings on everything from Burning Man to the Occupy Wall Street movement, is a work of impermanent delight. [ more › ]
Theater people can be as conservative and provincial as the Tea Party when it comes to defending the borders of what counts as "theater." I know a couple of playwrights who argue that solo shows, such as Mike Daisey's or Jennifer Jasper's or Itai Erdal's don't count as theater. Show More Summary
Natureboy @ Union Pool, 9/22/2012 (more by Jessica Amaya) Greys today in NYC Mike Daisey @ Joe's Pub Soulive @ Brooklyn Bowl Zach Pruitt @ The Stone Travis Reuter @ The Stone Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes Ben Holmes Quartet...
Kendrick Lamar @ T5, Sept. 2012 (more by Julie Schabel) Bob Mould at Williamsburg Park, 9/7/2012 (more by Sachyn Mital) today in NYC Mike Daisey @ Joe's Pub Comic Book Club @ Fontana's David Rogue @ Joe's Pub...