Mike Daisey: A Story on Halloween

Saturday, October 31, 2009

7:00 PM

Mike Daisey has been called "the master storyteller" and "one of the finest solo performers of his generation" by The New York Times for his groundbreaking monologues, which weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism and unscripted performance. On Halloween he'll create a brand-new piece for WNYC and The Greene Space, where he'll tell a dark and hilarious story just right for the season.

Mike Daisey's monologues, fifteen and counting, include the controversial How Theater Failed America, the six-hour epic Great Men of Genius, the unrepeatable series All Stories Are Fiction, and the international sensation 21 Dog Years. He's been a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, as well as a commentator and contributor to Studio 360, WIRED, Vanity Fair, Slate, Salon and the BBC. His first film, Layover, is being distributed by Lars von Trier's company Zentropa, and a feature film of his monologue If You See Something, Say Something will be released next year. His first book, 21 Dog Years: A Cubdweller's Tale, was published by the Free Press and his second book, a collected anthology of his monologues will be published next year by TCG. He has been nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award, two Drama League Awards and has been the recipient of the Bay Area Critics Circle Award, three Seattle Times Footlight Awards, the EST/Sloan Galileo Prize and a MacDowell Fellowship.

The festivities begin downtown with the Sixth Avenue Halloween parade, so be sure to make your travel plans accordingly!