By Mike Daisey
Leo K. Theatre
Provocative monologist Mike Daisey returns to Seattle Repertory Theatre with the West Coast premieres of two new works, American Utopias and F***ing F***ing F***ing Ayn Rand. Each monologue will run for four performances only May 1-11, 2013 in Seattle Rep’s Leo K. Theatre.
Mike Daisey lived in Seattle until 2001 and worked at Amazon before moving to New York, where he is currently based. While in Seattle, he was active in the local theatre scene, and since leaving he and collaborator Jean-Michele Gregory continue to return to the city to develop Daisey’s work. Previous Seattle engagements include 21 Dog Years (Intiman, 2003), The Ugly American (ACT, 2005) and How Theatre Failed America (Capitol Hill Arts Center, 2008). Seattle Rep’s 2011 production of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs ignited international attention for working conditions overseas in the electronics industry and controversy over its use of fabrication in some details of what Daisey personally witnessed.