Last spring monologuist Mike Daisey created 13 new shows in 13 weeks in a daring new series at P.S. 122 called All Stories Are Fiction. Plucking from events that befell him in the years, days, and sometimes minutes before he walked onstage, Daisey weaved together brand-new shows, creating one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-seen-again monologues before the eyes of the audience each and every time.
Now the creator of 21 Dog Years and the monologuist The New York Times has dubbed “the master storyteller” and The Seattle Times calls “a cross between Noam Chomsky and Jack Black” is back at P.S. 122, this time taking aim at nothing less than happiness itself.
The rules are deceptively simple: 45 minutes before show time, Mike goes into his dressing room with a legal pad and a Sharpie and creates an outline. At 7:30 sharp, Mike emerges and tells his tale for the assembled audience for the first and only time. Over two months these monologues will address the essential question of happiness: what role does it play -or should it play- in our lives?