Dispatches from the Moth

2020

Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jan 24, 2020

The MOTHerview with Storyteller Sarah Jane Johnson

by Suzanne Rust

What did it mean for you to be able to share your story on the Moth stage? There are so many layers to this question! I have been in awe of Moth storytellers for a long time, so I found the thought of it absolutely terrifying - and I have a Master’s in acting! Despite my background, there was something so utterly frightening about stripping everything away to get to the simplicity and the honesty of storytelling. I had worked for The Moth for a few years before I started developing my story ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jan 08, 2020

MOTHerview with Storyteller Alistair Bane

by Suzanne Rust

What did it mean for you to be able to share your story on The Moth stage? It was really exciting to be able to share a story about my life, and about my culture, with the Moth Audience. After I did the Omaha show, a young, Native man walked up to me and told me how excited he was to see me because he “never imagined a Native person up there on stage.” It was meaningful to me to be able to inspire him and others, and remind them that they have their own stories to tell. I also feel so p...

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