Posted by Christine Taylor
Years ago (before we knew of the scandal), I helped J.T. LeRoy, do some research for one of his novels. One of the best monologues I ever heard is, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Truth', by the controversial artist Mike Daisey. This monologue reflects his own 'open & honest' history of lying and telling the truth off of the story about J.T.LeRoy and also the story about James Frey. Mike shares his monologues with partially improvised, and amusing words, based off notes he reads that rest on the table he sits at during his performance.
On August 1st, at Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, in the alluring Wieden+Kennedy atrium, he will tell a new monologue called, 'The Last Cargo Cult'. It is a tale that involves a volcanic island in the South Pacific, religion, and the international financial crisis. Based on his observations while staying on the island, he reveals his point of view on what their culture, says about ours.
Sat . Aug 1 . 8-10 pm
$13 Members / $15 General
224 NW 13th Ave.
Portland OR 97209
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From ONPDX: Mike Daisey Interview — The Last Cargo Cult