Daisey will present his latest work, How Theater Failed America, April 14, 21 and 28 and May 4 and 11 at 7 PM. The monologue, according to the Joe's Pub website, is described as such: "From gorgeous new theatres standing empty as cathedrals, to 'successful' working actors traveling like migrant farmhands, to an arts culture unwilling to speak or listen to its own nation, Daisey takes stock of the dystopian state of theatre in America: a shrinking world with smaller audiences every year. Fearlessly implicating himself and the system he works within, Daisey seeks answers to essential and dangerous questions about the art we're making, the legacy we leave the future, and who it is we believe we're speaking to."
Mike Daisey's monologues include Invincible Summer, Monopoly!, Great Men of Genius, The Ugly American, I Miss the Cold War, Wasting Your Breath and Stories From the Atlantic Night Cafe. His first book was titled "21 Dog Years: A Cubedweller's Tale," and he is currently at work on his second tome, "Great Men of Genius." He resides in Brooklyn with his director and collaborator Jean-Michele Gregory. For more information visit www.mikedaisey.com.
Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street, between East 4th and Astor Place. For reservations call (212) 967-7555 or visit www.joespub.com. There is a $20 cover charge and a two-drink minimum.