Mike Daisey’s monologues reinvent traditional modes of storytelling, pushing the art form into new territory that defies the lines between autobiography and fiction, history and present, humor and tragedy.

Mike Daisey

Mike Daisey has revolutionized storytelling through his adaptation of the monologue. The internationally acclaimed author and actor is widely recognized for his inimitable style which combines the autobiographical with the fictional, the historical with the contemporary, and the hilarious with the tragic. Daisey has tackled subjects including the Department of Homeland Security, Wal-Mart, September 11th, and Apple manufacturing practices. Daisey employs a journalistic approach through which he investigates the intangible “line where truth and fiction blur.” Since 1997, Daisey has written over 15 monologues that have been performed in venues in New York City, Washington D.C., Santa Fe, the islands of the South Pacific, and Tajikistan. In addition to his work as a performer, Daisey has contributed to the New York Times, Vanity Fair, NPR and the BBC. He is also the recipient of the Bay Area Critics Circle Award, the Sloan Foundation’s Gallielo Prize and a MacDowell Fellowship.

Lives and works in New York, NY