Chicago's Theater Wit To Produce Mike Daisey's THE TRUMP CARD In October
As reported by BroadwayWorld, master monologist and storyteller Mike Daisey has chosen to make his latest theatre piece, THE TRUMP CARD, completely free to download on the Internet and perform without paying royalties. He also granted permission for anyone to freely change and adapt the material in any way desired.
It's a move he previously made in 2012 with THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF Steve Jobs, based on his experience in China, where he observed the inhumane treatment of workers in the factories that manufacture iPhones and iPods, resulting in over 200 productions of the piece worldwide.
At least one theatre company has quickly taken his offer. Chicago's Theater Wit has announced they will be presenting THE TRUMP CARD beginning on October 5th in a production, directed by the company's artistic director Jeremy Wechsler, that will conclude on Election Day, November 8th.
Although their website gives no indication of how the piece will be presented, it does say, "Wit can't wait to 'take on the reigning world heavyweight of self-mythologizing, the short-fingered vulgarian who captured a nation's heart through bullying, charm, one-syllable explosions, and occasionally telling the brutal truth: Donald J. Trump.'" Visit theaterwit.org.
Daisey has been touring THE TRUMP CARD during the summer, and will return to New York's Joe's Pub for a performance on August 28th at 6:30pm. Visit joespub.publictheater.org.
Below is his original Facebook post announcing his offering of free performance rights to THE TRUMP CARD.