Imagine only having ten minutes to tell your life story. Back by popular demand, The Moth Mainstage returns to Portland. Join The Moth for stories involving skirmishes of the heart. Hear tales from the captivated and the captive, from lovers and soldiers and casualties of the landscape called love. This exhilarating event sells out quickly so get your tickets early and experience one of America’s favorite podcasts in person.
Hosted by: Ophira Eisenberg
Stories by: Dori Samadzai Bonner, Jillian Lauren, Satori Shakoor, Cheryl Strayed, and Adam Wade
For more information, please visit www.literary-arts.org.
What is the Moth?
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.
Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.
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.
Moth stories dissolve socio-economic barriers, expose vulnerabilities, and quietly suggest ways to overcome challenges and see with new eyes.
For more information, please visit www.themoth.org