Metropolis Ensemble Spring Concert 2008

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Mike Daisey

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 many monologues, including Monopoly!, TRUTH, Invincible Summer, Tongues Will Wag, The Ugly American, I Miss the Cold War, Great Men of Genius, Wasting Your Breath and 21 Dog Years, and over the past decade he has performed his unique brand of extemporaneous storytelling at venues such as the Public Theater, American Repertory Theatre, the Spoleto Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Cherry Lane, Yale Rep, the Noorderzon Festival, Portland Stage Company, Intiman, Performance Space 122, and many more.

He's been a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, his work has been heard on the BBC, NPR and the National Lampoon Radio Hour, and his groundbreaking series All Stories Are Fiction is available through Currently he's a commentator for NPR's Day To Day and PRI's Studio 360, a contributor to WIRED, Slate and Salon, a web contributor to Vanity Fair and Radar Magazine, a frequent performer and host with the Moth, and his writing appears in the anthology The Best Tech Writing 2006.

His first film, Layover, is being distributed by Lars von Trier's company Zentropa, and he stars in the Lawrence Krauser feature Horrible Child. His first book, 21 Dog Years: A Cubedweller's Tale, was published by the Free Press and he is working on a second book, Great Men of Genius, adapted from his monologues about genius and megalomania in the lives of Bertolt Brecht, P.T. Barnum, Nikola Tesla, and L. Ron Hubbard. He lives with his director, collaborator and co-conspirator, Jean-Michele Gregory, in New York City.

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on the program

Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé

Piano Concerto

Five Images from Sappho

Sports et Divertissements


meet the performers

Kiera Duffy

Anna Polonsky

Mike Daisey

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meet the composers

Ryan Francis

Maurice Ravel

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Erik Satie

David Bruce


meet the director

Andrew Cyr