Mike Daisey, Tony Kushner, Stephen Sondheim et al. Set for Public Forum Series
On Sunday, October 23, at 7pm, Mike Daisey, the creator and performer of The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs at The Public, will be joined by Dan Lyons, the technology editor at Newsweek Daily Beast and creator of the "Fake Steve Jobs," the persona behind the notorious tech blog The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs.
On Monday, November 21 at 8pm, will be the panel discussion, "Does Culture Make Us Who We Are?" presented in conjunction with the theater's production of King Lear. Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis will be joined by New York Times columnist David Brooks; Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, the Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts and the Vice-Chair of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities; and Damian Woetzel, former principal dancer at New York City Ballet and the new Director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program.
On Tuesday, January 17, 2012, Stephen Sondheim and Tony Kushner will mark the publication of the second volume of Sondheim's memoir and lyric anthology, Look, I Made a Hat, with a conversation that focuses on the shows covered in the new book, including Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins, and more. Rocco Landesman, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will host the event.