When Seth Lepore found out that Mike Daisey made the script for his new standing room only show, TRUMP CARD, open-source and adaptable, he knew he had to jump at the chance. The Guardian hails the show as “…how an artful lie illuminates what we believe to be the truth more than any actual accounting of objective reality.”
Using the bones of Daisey’s script, Lepore chops up and remixes his own personal story into the fold, threading in the political quagmires of his home state of Rhode Island. From the love/hate relationship the people of Providence had with Mayor Buddy Cianci, to Lepore’s second cousin switching from Catholic priest to Mayor of his home town, Lepore conveys how the cult of personality is nothing new. How, in fact, TRUMP’s timing couldn’t be better… for the worse. If anything, we created this monster together.
|Seth Lepore has written and nationally toured seven one-man shows. He currently tours the audience-driven Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names, an interactive and completely improvised character-based show based on suggestions written on index cards by the audience pre-show. Lepore also tours War/Peace, a week-long interactive community dialogue and installation.He writes a series on the entrepreneurial mindset for performers for the theater blog HowlRound. He is currently writing Ruthless Reciprocity, a book on how performing artists can increase their business skill set while creating a community movement in order to have direct ownership over their careers. Lepore is also the co-founder of Easthampton Co.Lab, a membership-based collaborative workspace aimed at connecting, engaging and enabling creative individuals and entrepreneurs.
“Part Friedrich Nietzsche, part Jim Carrey, Lepore is sharp and challenging and funny.” -Flavorpill
“Lepore defies any stereotype. Is he a comic? A performance artist? An actor? Something else altogether? The correct answers are yes, yes, yes, and yes.” -MassLive