Stories from the renowned monologist Mike Daisey. He’s been hailed as “the master storyteller” by the New York Times, and compared to a modern-day Mark Twain for his provocative monologues that combine the personal and the political, weaving secret histories with hilarity and heart. His stories include ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON, a 29-night, 40-hour monologue that is a living theatrical novel performed at the Public Theater in NYC. Find out more at mikedaisey.com.
Yes, We're All Going To Spa Castle
A short piece performed at Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater wherein the passing of an old friend is mourned, the essential horror of relationships is dealt with, the wonders and ecstasies of Spa Castle are revealed, and an unexpected encounter opens an unexpectedly French door. I love you, Rob. I will never forget racing that other car down Second Avenue, you shouting maniacly “I’VE EARNED THIS!” Goddamn, son, you really f*****g did. I’ll see you on the other side.
How A Frame Defines A Picture
These are brief comments made during an art opening on March 2nd, 2017 at the St. Ann's School in Brooklyn. It was an opening featuring the work of Larissa Tokmakova, who was the painter who helped create ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON. They touch on the nature of art and why we hate it, future anthropology, how the perfect must be the enemy of the good, fieldstripping your AK-47 in the girl scouts, the limits of our imagination, the seduction of narrative, and how we put garbage on stage each and every day.
The Day and Night after the Election
The day after the election, Mike travelled to Burlington, Vermont to perform his remixed version of Moby Dick, which combines Melville’s classic with STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN. This the is the opening of that show, in which he talks about the election and where it has left all of us.
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Ten out of five stars
I can't get enough of these. Mike Daisey is the most extraordinary monologist, not just because he is the original monologist, but because when he speaks, by listening you are swept along a sensory experience - he goes high and low, he is relentless and empathetic and fearless and true.
Mike Daisey: The only way I want to hear stories.
Thanks Mike for all you do for us, making us not feel so alone and all.
Mike Daisey is the best story teller I have ever seen. This podcast is a great way to experience his performances if you couldn't make it to the theatre.