“Enthralling and supremely theatrical. Why be a journalist if you can spin stories like these?” —Chicago Sun Times
Mike Daisey, hailed by The New York Times as “the master storyteller,” returns to Portland with the world premiere of a new work. In a single night, Daisey takes us on a fantastic journey through the sprawling landscape of journalism right now—how it functions, how it fails us, and how it choses to tell our stories. Using his own scandal as a jumping-off point, he illuminates how the myth of objective journalism weakens us and has made our public discourse easy to manipulate. From CNN to alt-weeklies, this is a true love letter to journalism—an impossible calling caught in a time of transformation, where people struggle every day to tell a story that actually shows us the truth.
“Mike Daisey Comes Back to Seattle Smarter than Ever,” Hugo Kugiya, Crosscut, May 6, 2013.