Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) Presents Mike Daisey: August 1 @ Wieden+Kennedy

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 Mike DaiseyI ever heard is, ‘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.

Information:
Sat . Aug 1 . 8-10 pm
$13 Members / $15 General
Mature Audiences
Wieden+Kennedy Atrium
224 NW 13th Ave.
Portland OR 97209

Related: Portland EVENTS LIST

From ONPDX: Mike Daisey Interview — The Last Cargo Cult

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One Response to Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) Presents Mike Daisey: August 1 @ Wieden+Kennedy

  1. Geoff K August 3, 2009 at 18:48 #

    It’s great that you did a preview of Mike Daisey’s monologue. He’s an immensely talented guy worthy of all the attention and praise he receives.

    Unfortunately it comes off a little rough around the edges. Good example is “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.”

    A good polish would really help this piece.

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