Documentary-style theater has been in the spotlight ever since public radio show "This American Life" retracted a piece by performer Mike Daisey. The story, which was found to contain fabrications, was drawn from Daisey's one-man show on Apple's labor practices in China. We talk to some leading docu-theater producers and performers about their craft, and about the line between art and journalism.
The Ethics of Documentary Theater
Tony Taccone, artistic director for the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which has presented a number of documentary-style works including "The People's Temple," about Jonestown, and a staging of Daisey's "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs"
Leigh Fondakowski, head writer for "The Laramie Project"
Patrick Dooley, artistic director for Shotgun Players, whose documentary-style productions have included "This World in a Woman's Hands"
Dan Hoyle, actor and writer whose one-man shows include "The Real Americans" and "Tings Dey Happen," both of which premiered at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco