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A Discussion with Solo Performer Mike Daisey, Moderated by CDS Writer in Residence Duncan Murrell

Mike Daisey. Photograph by Ursa Waz.

In a featured “performance” as part of his artist’s residency at Duke University, master storyteller Mike Daisey will discuss the Occupy Movement, the concept of liberty, and Daisey’s newest production, American Utopias, with Duke law professor Jedediah Purdy; the moderator will be Center for Documentary Studies writer in residence Duncan Murrell. The event is free and open to the public. Daisey will also be visiting several classes during his residency, including an audio documentary class at CDS taught by audio director John Biewen.

Conversation with Mike Daisey and Jedediah Purdy, moderated by Duncan Murrell
Monday, February 4, 7 p.m.
Manbites Dog Theater
703 Foster StreetDurham, North Carolina

Daisey, described as “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by the New York Times for groundbreaking monologues like 2012’s controversial The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, will be performing American Utopias at the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council January 30–February 3. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. In American Utopias Daisey explores how people create public spaces in which they come together to act out dreams of a better world, from Disney World to Burning Man to Zuccotti Park.



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