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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
Fri February 15, 2013
Mike Daisey's American Utopias
Where do we draw the line between utopias and dystopias? The blurring of those boundaries made national news this week when a vacation cruise for 4200 people turned into a fetid, sweltering nightmare. It’s this paradox of the utopian ideal that the controversial monologist Mike Daisey takes on in his performance American Utopias. From Burning Man to Disney World, Daisey criss-crosses the country to find out how we use public spaces to create our idea of a better world.
American Utopias is onstage at Arts Emerson. Jared Bowen sat down with Daisey to talk about his work.