Posts Tagged ‘Theatre’

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 [...]

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 [...]

Capital Fringe VII Program Offers 130-Plus Reasons to Sweat Through Your Clothes This July

Performing arts live & uncensored, promises the cover of program of the seventh Capital Fringe Festival, which will once again occupy a mix of year-round and seasonal performance venues—18 sites this year—for three weekends in the dead of summer, July 12 to 29.
The photo on the cover is of a young woman who appears to [...]

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 [...]

Do the Fight Thing: More on Studio’s Sucker Punch

So I finally got to see Sucker Punch, Studio Theatre’s well-reviewed U.S. premiere of Roy Williams’s race-and-boxing-in-Thatcher’s England play, last weekend. Despite having written a whole feature about the production’s extensive fight choreography, I still found plenty to surprise me in the way the fights were staged.
I won’t review the show; I attended a [...]

García Márquez at GALA, with a Surrealist Twist

Gabriel García Márquez's story "The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and her Heartless Grandmother" isn't the easiest work to stage. In the novel, Eréndira, a young girl, is forced by her grandmother to work as a prostitute after burning down their home in an accident. A road trip of sorts follows, with [...]

Calling All Parents of That Kid From the Bobby Fischer Movie

Arena Stage wants your children, grades 5-12. Specifically, they want your children's ten-minute plays. If your child's play wins, he or she "will receive playwriting master classes and participate in further script development with professional playwrights, directors and dramaturgs," according to an Arena Stage press release. The winning children will receive $250, to be spent [...]