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Monologist Daisey to perform 'American Utopias at UI

BY EMILY BURDS | FEBRUARY 21, 2013 5:00 AM

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Mike Daisey will perform his monologue skit American Utopias in the Theater Building’s Mabie Theater at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday.

Daisey is a well-known monologist, raconteur, author, and actor whose pieces take on many facets of American culture. In the past, his pieces have been known for talking about Steve Jobs, Ron Hubbard, 9/11, the New York City transit system, and Walmart.

So far, he has created 20 different monologues in a range of topics.

In his new show, American Utopias, Daisey uses his creativity and experience to explore ideas of a better world in typical American styles. He delves into the dreams of American society and brings them into the light onstage.

Daisey is also known for his writing and acting skills. His book 21 Dog Years describes his experience working for Amazon.com, and his play The Moon is a Dead World premièred in 2008. He has also created the film Layover, which was shown at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. In addition, Daisey starred in the film Horrible Child.


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