Sunday, February 10, 2008
How Theater Failed America
The final performance of Mike Daisey's new show has sold out, but you can read an interview with Daisey at the link above. I'll write about this marvelous piece in another post. For now, all I can say is that it did more for me as an artist than anything I've seen in years.
This is artistry, compassionate and smart and whole-hearted. Daisey and his director Jean-Michele Gregory offer us a night of soul-searching questions about the nature and value of art, without one didactic moment. It's a healing experience without any woo-woo. It's something every American artist--and everyone who likes or loves theater--ought to see at least once.