Sunday, November 25, 2007

Daisey hits the stage without using a script -

During the last decade, Daisey, 34, has performed works about a variety of subjects, from the dot-com era to Sept. 11. Every piece has an autobiographical element, some of which can be highly personal, Daisey said.

So why would anyone be willing to stand in front of strangers and improvise a monologue about the most intimate details of his or her life?

Traditional theater is "entirely too dependent on dead playwrights and dead words," Daisey said recently during a telephone interview from his home in New York City.