Posts Tagged ‘Mike Daisey’

Arts Roundup: My First White Girl Edition

D.C.'s Beautiful Swimmers will drop their debut LP, Son, on July 2. [Resident Advisor]
The congressional committee overseeing the Eisenhower Memorial will consider legislation that could reform the Eisenhower Memorial Commission. [Washington Times]
A tiny library comes to F Street NE. [DCist]
Ex-Bad Brains group The White Mandingos drop a video for "My First White Girl." [Couch Sessions]
Madame Tussauds [...]

Arts Roundup: Married to Mike Daisey Edition

Antoine Jones, former owner of Kilis Cafe and Levels, awaits his fourth trial. [WJLA]
Library of Congress employee faces federal charges for allegedly sending horny men to his ex-girlfriend's home. [WTOP]
Happy third birthday, Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra. [CapitalBop]
Magic Bullet No. 6 is here! [Magic Bullet]
Meet Jean-Michele Gregory, wife of Mike Daisey. [Post]
Folger Theatre announces its 2013-2014 season. [...]

The Tyranny of the Written Interview: A Transcribed Conversation With Monologist Mike Daisey

Mike Daisey has been a professional spoken-word storyteller for 15 years, and performing in D.C. at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company for five. He’s now best known for The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, an exposé of the harsh conditions faced by the laborers who manufacture Apple products in Shenzen, China. The [...]

ToDo ToDay: Documerica! Mexican Passover! Mike Daisey!

It’s appropriate that the federal sequester hit just a week before the opening of the exhibit "Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project," the fruits of a five-year-long, taxpayer-funded project in which 70 photographers produced 22,000 images of—well, that’s a little vague. Environmental problems are a recurring theme in the exhibit, from belching smokestacks [...]

“America Is Getting a Huge Civics Lesson”: Talking “Capitalism” with Henry Rollins

Renaissance man Henry Rollins is a musician, author, actor, and TV and radio host, but his first, best destiny is as a stage storyteller, a calling he's followed for nearly three decades. Like everything else in America, his two-to-three-hour monologues have become increasingly political since the presidency of George W. Bush. As he did in [...]

Mike Birbiglia Talks Sleepwalk with Me and Mike Daisey

Mike Birbiglia is not timid about his personal life. After working the door the DC Improv and struggling as a comedian, he found his voice by telling stories with a gentle, sincere tone. In one of these stories, Birbiglia describes how his bizarre, potentially life-threatening sleepwalking problem became a catalyst for important changes in his [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Riot Act, Mike Daisey, and Plays About Occupy Wall Street

Chris Heller leads this week's arts section with a look at the ugly legal battle brewing between the owners of the former Riot Act Comedy Theater, which reopened as the game-centric Penn Social this month. Chris Klimek looks at the handful of shows at this year's Capital Fringe Festival that deal with the Occupy Wall [...]

Mike Daisey to Perform Monologue About Steve Jobs Scandal for Free at Woolly Mammoth

If you read all the way to the end of my recent cover story on divisive monologuist Mike Daisey's return to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company — where he "birthed" his much-discussed show The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs in 2010—then you know he has already begun to perform a new monologue reflecting on [...]

Mike Daisey, Everywhere

On the cover of this week's print Washington City Paper is a photo of Mike Daisey performing his now-acknowledged-to-have-contained-falsehoods play The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. Daisey is bringing the monologue back to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company this month, and Chris Klimek explores why he's still performing it and how the controversy over [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Mike Daisey, Eddie Bryant, Mary Christ

Chris Klimek has this week's cover story with a reported essay about Mike Daisey, the monologist whose The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs ignited a controversy in the world of American theater when it was revealed to contain numerous lies and exaggerations. Daisey returns to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company this month, but Klimek [...]