Created and Performed by Mike Daisey
Directed by Isaac Butler
Mike Daisey tells Trump’s story from his earliest days, tracking him as he makes himself into a new American archetype—the very first rich man famous exclusively for being rich. Instead of dismissing Trump as a simple con artist and huckster, Daisey breaks down what makes Trump tick—and in doing so illuminates the state of our American Dream and how we’ve sold it out.
“A critically comedic probe of what makes the Republican presidential nominee tick.” -NEW YORK TIMES
“Scary and hilarious… A formidable researcher, independent thinker, and a great theatergoing experience. Daisey is one of the best storytellers in the country.” -BROADWAY WORLD
“His ability to spin layered, entrancing oral stories amounts to a superpower.” -WASHINGTON CITY PAPER
“His audience was rapt and uncomfortable. There were sharp intakes of breath when Daisey revealed particularly ugly facts about the Trump family; there was audible shifting in chairs when Daisey asked liberals why they did not see Trump coming.” -WASHINGTON POST