Dispatches from the Moth

Explore interviews, storytelling tips, playlists and other Mothy fun curated by our staff and community. New dispatches are posted every other Tuesday.

Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jan 08, 2019

The MOTHerview with Storyteller James Braly

by Suzanne Rust

When James’ estranged family comes together to fulfill his dying sister’s wish, the author realizes that letting go can be hard, beautiful, and sometimes funny. You’ve told many stories for The Moth. What has it meant for you to be able to share those stories on stage, and this one in particular? I started telling stories at The Moth partly to understand my marriage. There was a human placenta in my freezer, two young boys in my bed, and a whole lot of breastfeeding going on... I had ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Dec 12, 2018

The MOTHerview with Storyteller Aleathia Brown

by Suzanne Rust

With less hair, artist and storyteller Aleathia Brown feels more like herself… “I wanted to tell my Moth story because it is ties inwith the Unveiled Unlocked movement that I created to celebrate and empower bareheaded women. I also wanted to help expand perceptions of beauty. Shaving my head brought on a storm of emotions from fear and excitement to freedom and elation. It was something that I needed to share.” “Cutting off hair offers a new beginning. DNA has memory, which...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Aug 10, 2018

R.I.P. Alan Rabinowitz

by Catherine Burns (Artistic Director)

We are heartbroken to hear of the death of beloved Moth storyteller Alan Rabinowitz. We met Alan in 2005. His first story, Man and Beast, about him overcoming a debilitating stutter to become a voice and champion for animals, is a beloved classic which was eventually turned into a children's book and short film. While working on the story, I would meet Alan at 7AM at the Bronx Zoo, where he ran their Wildlife Conservation Society (he eventually co-founded the con...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 13, 2018

Meet the Education Interns

by Diane Cardoso

The Moth office was extremely excited to say hello to five Moth Education Program alumni who are joining us for a three week internship! College students Stephanie Dinsae, Ernest Holliday, Lucas Hoye, Madison Mack, and Diavian Walters recently joined the Moth team to gain experience in production & arts administration by helping with the upcoming GrandSLAM and Teacher Institute. We sat down with the newest Moth interns to discuss their goals for the internship, pre-storytelling nerves and th...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Apr 23, 2018

The Moth Staff Spotlight: Lauren

by Diane Cardoso

As a storytelling organization, we sure have a lot of story-worthy staff members! Join us once a week for a spotlight on one of our Moth wizards. This week, meet Lauren Gonzalez: Associate Producer, Community program. Name: Lauren Gonzalez Title: Associate Producer, Community program.Hometown: Miami, Florida. What would the title of the day in your life at The Moth be? Coffee, conference calls, and checking off to-do's! ...

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