Thursday, January 15, 2009

Noises On: Mike Daisey takes sharp aim at the institution of theater and turns it into a provocative piece of, well... theater: Metro Weekly magazine:

Is theater doing what theater should be doing- Has the art form lost its way in a desire to be profitable and comfortable- How long before some artistic director figures out how to save money by successfully mounting a production with no actors- Consider that the next time you're looking for a ''Fair Trade'' label on your coffee. Where's the ''Fair Wage'' logo on your theater program-

And, how is it that this entire system continues to operate-

It's the last question that is most intriguing and the one that Daisey's mix of cultural observation and stories from his life in theater brings most sharply into focus.

12:49 PM