Mike Daisey: My Big Break
Show DescriptionMike Daisey brings an explosion of new work to the Public Theater this year—a brand-new, groundbreaking monologue every month at Joe’s Pub, exploring the stories that define our age through Daisey's blend of hilarious comedy, brilliant observation, and pitch-perfect timing. This is a rare opportunity to see Daisey do what he does best: a master storyteller at the peak of his form, weaving new stories about the things that actually matter.
This November, Mike Daisey brings Joe’s Pub an unlikely New York story with MY BIG BREAK. A decade ago Daisey came to New York with the simple dream of putting on a show. This is the often ridiculous story of that undertaking: a road studded with devilish producers, total compromises, hideous failures, bounced checks, occasional triumphs, and an enduring association with professional practitioners of penis origami. Against this tale Daisey delves into the dark business of show business: from the producer of REBECCA who has been arrested for creating backers out of thin air, to the many dramas that swirled around SPIDER-MAN, and beyond. With humor and an open heart, Daisey will illuminate how no business in the world has ever been quite like show business…and maybe that’s a wonderful thing.