Funny. Sad. True. The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth was founded in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green who strove to recreate in New York the tradition of sharing personal stories as he did with his friends on a porch in Georgia. The first Moth show was in Green’s New York living room but word of these storytelling evenings quickly spread, and in the years since hundreds of thousands of people have been entertained and enlightened by uniquely crafted Moth stories; on stages, on radio and a weekly podcast.
Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.
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