From the Promoter
The Moth is an acclaimed non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling and a recipient of a 2012 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions (MACEI). Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 20,000 stories, told live and without notes to standingroomonly crowds worldwide. The Moth conducts seven ongoing programs: The Moth Mainstage, which tours internationally, has featured stories by Malcolm Gladwell, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, John Turturro, Molly Ringwald, and Tig Notaro, as well as an astronaut, a pickpocket, a hotdog eating champion and hundreds more; The Moth StorySLAM program, which conducts open mic storytelling competitions in 25 cities; 21 in the US plus Sydney and Melbourne, AU, London, UK and Dublin, IE; The Moth Community Program, which offers storytelling workshops and performance opportunities to adults who are too often overlooked by the mainstream media; The Moth High School StorySLAMs, which bring the thrill of personal storytelling to high schools across the country; The Moth Podcast, which is downloaded more than 30 million times a year; The Moth Corporate Program, which provides industryspecific storytelling solutions; and Peabody Awardwinning The Moth Radio Hour which airs weekly on 400+ public radio stations nationwide. The international best seller, “The Moth: 50 True Stories” (with introductions by Adam Gopnik and Neil Gaiman) was published by Hachette Books and Serpent’s Tail in 2013. Learn more at themoth.org.