Big Mouth Artsy Schmartsy you say? Nah, I'm just teasing you today. - Artsy Schmartsy:
ARTSY SCHMARTSY: Your essay, "The Empty Spaces," has become something of a rallying cry to the theater making establishment. Do you feel that it has started to be a rallying cry to the theater going public, the folks outside of the inner sanctum?
MIKE DAISEY: Not yet—given the size of the response I'm seeing I think I'm touching an influential and engaged part of the American theater infrastructure, but it's still an insider story. The run of the monologue "How Theater Failed America" at the Public may have the potential to begin reaching an actual public, but I think it is still very early yet for that.