All Stories Are Fiction

International monologue royalty, Mike Daisey is performing two shows at Uno Fest.

International monologist superstar, Mike Daisey, is making two appearances at Intrepid Theatre's Uno Fest.

International monologue royalty, Mike Daisey is performing two shows at Uno Fest.

 

There are few people in the world capable of captivating a whole theatre’s attention for two hours, and Mike Daisey is one of them. He is one of a kind, and so is his show, All Stories are Fiction.

Although there are two performances with the same title, they are “absolutely not the same shows,” Daisey says.

“It will be created that night. An hour before the curtain, backstage while the audience is coming in. I create an outline without premeditating it beforehand. Then I perform the monologue from that outline.”

Daisey draws his inspiration for the shows from current events and weaves them with other themes and motifs he calls “obsessions.”

“I like to make it specific and individual to the night and place where we are since none of these monologues are ever performed again. They are created for that one night alone,” he says.

There is no afterwards. “The act of theatrical creation is to create something in the moment—that lives in the moment that it’s spoken— so in a sense there is no afterwards because it’s enough to have created an evening where people exchange stories and this thing happens in a room.”

Daisey is looking forward to wrapping up a six month North American tour spending two nights performing new work for a “small but dedicated audience that is versed in the traditions of solo performance and that cares about it. It seemed like a fun way to end this particular tour.”

 

All Stories are Fiction

By Mike Daisey

(New York, NY)

Dramatic Monologue

PG14+

Wednesday May 25 8 p.m.

Thursday May 26, 8 p.m.

Metro Studio (1411 Quadra)

Just Posted

FILM REVIEW: Wild creatures help tame prisoners

Robert Moyes offers up his take on The Mustang, screening at local theatres now

B.C., local shorts making waves at Pacific Rim Film Festival

CineVic’s seventh annual Short Circuit festival spotlighting films made close to home

Mathieu Poirier: Beers beat wines for pairing with food

Complexities, ingredients and styles offer more diverse choices, writes Monday beer columnist

Musical joy emerges from fiddling and singing

Joy of Life Festival at Alix Goolden Hall on May 3 and 4 offers both for audiences

Fearing is loving life in West Coast La La Land

Award-winning blues-folk guitarist singer/songwriter playing Sidney show on May 3

REVIEW: Once ‘The Foreigner’ arrives, everything changes

Funny and touching, Chemainus Theatre’s new play will leave you in stitches

Making meditative music for mental health

Calgary duo to perform in James Bay as part of Home Shall be Here tour

Peninsula Players unravel mystery for coming production

Murder on the Nile hits the Mary Winspear Centre stage in May

Just looking, or buying? You can find that perfect art piece at Sidney show

Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society holding Spring Show April 27-28 at Mary Winspear Centre

Peninsula grandmothers salute Roaring ’20s fashion

May 3 event in Sidney benefits Grandmothers Helping African Grandmothers

Most Read