Dramatic Repertory Company On Stage

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

Performance Times

Fri. June 29 @6:00pm
at the St. Lawrence Arts Center
76 Congress St, Portland

Sun. July 1 @5:00pm
at Lucid Stage
29 Baxter Blvd, Portland

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Keith Powell BeylandKEITH POWELL BEYLAND (as “Mike Daisey”) Keith's favorite performance role was as “Tristan Tzara” in Tom Stoppard's Travesties many moons ago. He trained as an actor at AADA, HB Studios (NY) and Carnegie-Mellon. He serves as Artistic Director at DRC, where he recently directed the critically-acclaimed DRC productions of Tigers Be Still, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Life During Wartime and Blue/Orange. Keith spent the last two decades working on and off Broadway with respected organizations like Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre Company (NY), The New Group, Berkshire Theatre Festival and Irondale Ensemble Project. Keith studied with Athol Fugard, John Patrick Shanley, Paula Vogel, Maria Irene Fornes, Anne Hamburger, Carey Perloff and Venable Herndon, among others. He holds a degree with Honors from the Dramatic Writing Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Peter BrownPeter Brown (Director) holds a BA in Drama (Acting & Directing) from Dartmouth College. Prior to moving to Portland in 1998, he was the founding Artistic Director of The St. Croix Community Players in his hometown of Woodland, Maine. Peter was an ensemble member and Associate Artistic Director of Mad Horse Theatre Company, where he acted in a dozen productions including The Late Henry Moss, The Normal Heart, The Pillowman, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead and Cloud 9. He has also acted with several other local theaters: Portland Stage Company (Comedy of Errors); The PSC Studio Series (The Food Chain); Fenix Theatre Company (Twelfth Night & Taming of the Shrew); Lorem Ipsum (Blood Wedding); The Stage at Spring Point (Twelfth Night & The Miser); Portland Players (Noises Off!, I Hate Hamlet & Dial M for Murder-all with Michael Rafkin); The Children's Theater of Maine (The Wrestling Season); ROiL (Close to Home); MainePlay Productions (Torch Song Trilogy); and The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (Twelfth Night, Almost, Maine & Indoor/Outdoor).

MIKE DAISEY (Original Monologue) has been called “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by the New York Times for his groundbreaking monologues which weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance to tell hilarious and heartbreaking stories that cut to the bone, exposing secret histories and unexpected connections. His latest work, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, was called “the best new play of the year” by the Washington Post, and was recognized as one of the year's best theater pieces by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Since his first monologue in 1997, Daisey has created over fifteen monologues, including the critically-acclaimed The Last Cargo Cult, the controversial How Theater Failed America, the twenty-four-hour feat All the Hours in the Day, the unrepeatable series All Stories Are Fiction, the four-part epic Great Men of Genius, and the international sensation 21 Dog Years. Other titles include If You See Something Say Something, Barring the Unforeseen, Invincible Summer, Monopoly!, Tongues Will Wag, I Miss the Cold War, and Teching in India. He lives in Brooklyn with his collaborator and partner Jean-Michele Gregory.

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adapted from the monologue by Mike Daisey
with Keith Powell Beyland
directed by Peter Brown

TATESJ is a truly theatrical story of one man's journey of awakening. An admitted Apple "Aficionado," Mike is captivated by images left on an iPhone that was not wiped before leaving the factory in China. His curiosity and passion lead him to Shenzhen -- the city where "almost all of your shit is made." With background on the formation of Apple and its founder blended in -- TATESJ is an examination of consumerism, and the calculated, tangible price of style.

“I will never be the same after seeing that show.”
Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, to the New York Times

“Anyone with a cellphone and a moral center should see this show.”
Charles Isherwood, the New York Times

“A personal, poignant, and passionate piece that stays with you many days after you've seen it. Mesmerizing.”
Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

“The best original American play this year.”
Peter Marks, The Washington Post

Friday, June 29, 2012
@ 6:00 PM

at the St. Lawrence Arts Center [map]

Sunday, July 1, 2012
@ 5:00 PM

at Lucid Stage [map]

• • CLICK HERE • •
for ticket information

AT THE BOX OFFICE – Please note that all sales at the door are CASH ONLY.

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