Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mike Daisey: If You See Something Say Something - PICA:

I almost cried twice tonight. The first was when we talked--yes, we talked, because Daisey's shows feel like dialogue, even if we, the audience, are non-verbal partners--of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, of the way that propaganda erases the victims. The second was when Daisey spoke to the significance of performing such a show on such a day, when the weight of that day returned, and reminded me that those are scars that maybe we joke about, but scars that still exist. Daisey reminded me of that scar, and it was good, a reminder that meant something, that made me feel riled up and ready for action.

9:47 AM