Thursday, June 14, 2012

American Utopias, Mike Daisey's Latest, Among Premieres in DC Woolly Mammoth's 2012-13 Season -

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the Washington, DC, company devoted to contemporary theatre and an off-beat sensibility, will present three world premieres — including the new piece by controversial monologist Mike Daisey — in its 2012-13 season.

Daisey, whose documentary-seeming The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs was scorned for playing fast and loose with some facts, will return to Woolly Mammoth in spring 2013 to present American Utopias, created and performed by Daisey and directed by Jean-Michele Gregory.

According to Woolly Mammoth notes, "Mike Daisey shows us a distinctly American vision of utopia — how we create civic spaces for ourselves in which we act out our dreams of a better world. Daisey takes us everywhere to pursue the story: from Disney World and its theme park perfection, to the drug-fueled anarchic excesses of Burning Man, from the Masonic underpinnings of our nation's capitol, to Zuccotti Park, where in the unlikeliest place a new movement gets born. Gunplay, giant glittery dildos, police actions, and secret Freemason underwear come together to tell the history of our American dream."