Posts Tagged ‘Mike Daisey’

Arts Roundup: Higgs Boss Edition

Buy this art by Lungfish frontman Daniel Higgs. [James Fuentes gallery, via Dischord]
Read our Mike Daisey cover story. Then, the Post has some more. [Post]
Mark Jenkins interviews curators of the National Gallery of Art's "In the Tower: Barnett Newman" and the Corcoran's "Richard Diebenkorn: The OCean Park Series." [Express]
Various guides to the Capital Fringe Festival. Read [...]

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to Join Mike Daisey Onstage at Woolly Mammoth on Aug. 4

When elements of Mike Daisey's monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs turned out to have been fabricated, journalists didn't line up to attack Daisey the way henchmen do in martial arts movies—they all piled on at once.
But Daisey had at least one unlikely defender: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Now Wozniak is coming to [...]

Mike Daisey Invites Journalists to Woolly Mammoth’s Steve Jobs Remount

I've been thinking and writing about celebrated/despised monologist Mike Daisey's imminent return to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company with a revised version of his Apple manufacturing expose The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs for days now. The show, which opens July 17, has been scrubbed, Daisey tells me, of all the material contested [...]

Arts Roundup: Curtain Raiser Edition

The Eisenhower family still opposes the steel tapestries in Frank Gehry's design for the Eisenhower Memorial [Post]
President and CEO Neal Perle will exit the Washington Performing Arts Society at the end of the 2012-2013 season. [Classical Beat]
Talking with artist Robin Bell about his outdoor projections at the Monseñor Romero Apartments in Mount Pleasant [20kUnderDC]
On the jazz-for-twenty-somethings evangelism [...]

Mike Daisey Returns to the Scene of His Heinous Crime (Now With 60 Percent More Contrition!)

For me, the most interesting exchange in Mike Daisey’s hourlong public Q&A at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company last night was the one I've transcribed below. I've indicated where I couldn't decipher a word on my recording.
QUESTION: I think you are a great fabricator, in the best sense of the word and in the worst [...]

ToDo ToDay: Genesis and Lady Jaye

Incorporating collage techniques is common in modern art, from literature to movies. But using cut-ups in his music wasn’t enough for Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV frontman Genesis P-Orridge and his wife, Lady Jaye. They also became living art. Known together as Breyer P-Orridge, the two underwent body-modification surgeries to become as alike as possible, [...]

Mike Daisey—Wait for It—Apologizes (and May Apologize Again Tomorrow at Woolly Mammoth)

In the first week of 1997, almost exactly 15 years before This American Life issued its first retraction, the then-young, not-yet-hugely popular public radio program aired a story about a phone line where callers record apologies to people they’ve wronged.
It was brutal stuff: In one of the recordings aired, an adult male confessed to [...]

Arts Roundup: Drizzy Edition

North Carolina folkies Bowerbirds played a semi-secret show inside an art installation at The Lightbox. [Liz Gorman, ReadysetDC]
Theater critic Peter Marks applauds Woolly Mammoth for sticking with Mike Daisey. [Post]
Janet Biggs, on making video art about sulfur mines in Indonesia. [Express]
Drake, Waka Flocka Flame, J. Cole, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, and French Montana perform at the [...]

Mike Daisey’s Agony and the Ecstasy Will Return to Woolly Mammoth, but Not as Non-Fiction

At this point, we might as well rename Arts Desk the Daily Daisey.
Today's bit of Mike Daisey news: In a statement today, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company says it still plans to stage a summer remount of Daisey's controversial monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a version of which was retracted by the [...]

Mike Daisey Apologizes! Again. Kind of. Consciously or Unconsciously.

Oh, Mike Daisey, why can’t I ever stay mad at you?
No, really, I can’t. That’s fine; there’s more than enough bile coming from everyone else to pick up the slack of my outrage deficit.
“This is my first scandal,” the embattled monologist told the audience at Georgetown University’s Lohrfink Auditorium last night. After introductions [...]