Monday, April 23, 2007

Christian Protest at American Repertory Theatre performance

I just read an article on about Mike Daisey, a monologue artist whose show was walked out on by a Christian group because of foul language. Because the show is extemporaneous (off the cuff- he does not script or memorize) he tapes the show each night so he can see what he did. Mr. Daisey decided to post an excerpt from the show on his website, including the walk out and footage of one of the protesters coming down to the stage and pouring water all over Mr. Daisey’s performance notes. It really is amazing what happened- you should take a look at the clip:

Mike Daisey on YouTube

Bravo to Mr. Daisey for his poise and for going on with the show. Bravo to the rest of the audience for helping him feel so at home after such an awful episode. And Bravo to American Repertory Theatre for bringing edgy theatre to US audiences. Hopefully this altercation brings him a ton of publicity so that he is better off for them walking out!

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