Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mike Daisey Show Free for Conference Attendees

It's official, the Collins Center for the Arts are including free tickets to Friday night's performance of Mike Daisey -- THE SECRET WAR for registrants of the Maine International Conference on the Arts.

Mike Daisey is an American monologist, author, actor and raconteur best known for his monologue "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" about the life of Steve Jobs, our enchantment with technology, and the story of how those devices are made in China. This transcript was downloaded over 100,000 times in the first week it was made available. Under a revolutionary open license it has seen more than forty productions around the world and been translated into six languages.

In this controversial new work, Mike Daisey is telling the most important story we're not allowed to talk about: the story of secrets. Why we make things secret, how we keep secrets, and the power that secrecy has over our world. From the personal to the political, Daisey talks about three men who were driven to reveal secrets: Edward Snowden, an NSA contractor who exposed how America spies on its citizens, Bradley Manning, imprisoned for years after revealing war crimes and atrocities, and Daniel Ellsberg, who released the Pentagon Papers that changed the course of the Vietnam War. These men are polarizing figures, all have been called traitors and heroes, whistleblowers and villains, as many struggle to define them. By focusing on the human, Daisey provides a startling look at how we all keep secrets and the price we pay for them.

This show will be at the Collins Center for the Arts during the Maine International Conference on the Arts, and it will be free to conference attendees. Tickets will be provided when registrants collect their materials from the registration desk. Register today to take advantage of this, and all the other amazing things on offer at the Maine International Conference on the Arts.

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