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April 24, 2011
Mike Daisey
Performer & Monologist
Q&A Podcasts
Mike Daisey BIO:
CURRENTLY:
·Performer & Monologist

PREVIOUS MONOLOGUES:
·"The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" (2011)
·"Barring the Unforeseen" (2010)
·"The Last Cargo Cult" (2009)
·"The Envoy's Dilemma" (2009)
·"Mysteries of the Unexplained" (2009)
·"If You See Something Say Something" (2008)
·"How Theater Failed America" (2008)
·"Tongues Will Wag" (2007)
·"TRUTH" (2006)
·"Great Men of Genius" (2006)
·"Invincible Summer" (2005)
·"Monopoly" (2005) ·"All Stories are Fiction" (2004)
·"The Ugly American" (2003)
·"21 Dog Years" (2001)
·"I miss the Cold War" (1998)
·"Wasting your Breath" (1997)

BOOK:
·"21 Dog Years"

EDUCATION:
·Colby College, Waterville, Maine

PERSONAL:
·Married to his director/collaborator Jean-Michele Gregory




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Info: Our guest is Mike Daisey, a performer who does full-length extemporaneous monologues on a variety of issues. His latest is called “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” which examines Apple as well as Americans love for technology. The show just completed a run at Woolly Mammoth Theater in Washington, DC. Previous programs have delved into such issues as: Life in New York, the history of Homeland Security, international financial problems, and the American lack of support of the theater. In this interview, Mike Daisey talks about how he came to do his monologues and his ideas behind them. Clips of previous performances are shown including the one in 2007 where a group walked out of his performance in protest of the language he used. He is the author of one book, “21 Dog Years,” published in 2002.





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