Mike Daisey: Faster Better Social Click Like Touch Tweet Yes Yes!!1! (or, Our Slavery is Rich and Full)
Created and Performed by Mike Daisey
Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory
The latest piece in an explosion of new work by Mike Daisey, Faster Better Social Click Like Touch Tweet Yes Yes!!1! (or, Our Slavery is Rich and Full) is a sequel of sorts to Daisey’s groundbreaking monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.
It explores where we live right now—in the disrupted landscape of technological change, where smartphones have transformed how we see the world around us. It’s about our dissolving sense of privacy, the commoditization of each of us as clusters of information, and our shrinking sense of time as we train ourselves to speak in 140 character haiku. Instead of railing against technology, or blindly fetishizing it, Daisey asks essential questions about the conversation we are failing to have in the struggle over the ground rules of our new world order. By examining history, illuminating the unexpected, and using fierce humor, Daisey makes the case for each of us forging a new covenant between our selves and—TOO LONG DIDN’T READ LOL K THX BYE.
"A monologuist who always threatens to burst out of his chosen form—funny, literate and provocative." -CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"Sharp-witted, passionately delivered talk about matters both small and huge, at once utterly individual and achingly universal." -BOSTON GLOBE
“The master storyteller—one of the finest solo performers of his generation.” -THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Daisey's skill is that he is able to talk about the historical and make it human, the personal and make it universal, so that the listener is both informed and transformed." -PAPER MAGAZINE
"A charismatic performer, his shows have the insightful hostility of the best comedy." -THE NEW YORKER
"Mike Daisey is funny, earnest, wonderful company and so smart he'd burn holes in the ground if he wasn't wearing shoes— he is an artist that the American theater needs, and one we would be lost without." -OSKAR EUSTIS, Artistic Director of The Public Theater