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: Nov 10, 2011

The New York Neo-Futurists to Honor The Moth on November 14th!

by Laura Hadden, Media & Communications Manager

The Moth is extraordinarily flattered to be the honoree at The New York Neo-Futurists’ benefit this Monday, November 14th! Tickets are available now and we hope you’ll be able to join us in celebrating the art of storytelling in one of its most innovative forms. The Neo-Futurists, which began in Chicago in 1998, are best-known for their popular show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. We asked two of The New York Neo-Futurists, Managing Director Rob Neill and ensemble member Christopher B...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Nov 02, 2011

The Moth Profiles: Brian Finkelstein

by Laura Hadden, Media & Communications Manager

This month, The Moth caught up with Los Angeles StorySLAM host and Moth Mainstage storyteller Brian Finkelstein to talk about his relationship to The Moth and storytelling in general. Moth fans might be familiar with his popular story How I Earned My Bitter Badge which has been been featured on the second season of The Moth Radio Hour, The Moth Podcast and our YouTube channel: In addition to his hosting and storytelling gigs with The Moth, Brian is a comedic writer and ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Sep 29, 2011

The Moth Profiles: Pamela Yates

by Laura Hadden, Media & Communications Manager

When Pamela Yates told her story at The Moth in 2001, she had no idea that she was beginning the process of formulating her second documentary film. The theme of The Moth that night was In The Dark: Filmmakers Illuminate Stories from the Film World and Yates recounted her experiences making her first documentary When the Mountains Tremble in 1983. The documentary featured the story of Rigoberta Menchú and other indigenous people as they faced genocide by the Guatemalan military. Now, over a d...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Sep 23, 2011

A Tribute to Wanda Bullard

by George Dawes Green, Founder of The Moth

Wanda Bullard would welcome almost anyone to her bungalow on St Simon’s Island, Georgia. And as she made a mean venison stew, and always had plenty of wine and Jack Daniel’s on hand, consequently a lot of eccentrics and oddballs and whirligigs would alight there. Late at night we’d still be out on her porch and telling stories. Dayton told of the night 20,000 chickens got away from him. Bill Jennings recounted his knockabout Navy adventures. Kenny told about driving home from Nahunta in a car ov...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Sep 16, 2011

MothSHOP & Participant Media Bring Storytelling Workshops to High Schools

by Larry Rosen, MothSHOP Coordinator

This summer, the MothSHOP Community Education Program teamed up with Participant Media, an entertainment company that focuses on documentary and narrative feature films, television, publishing, music, and digital content about the real issues that shape our lives, to bring storytelling workshops to selected high school students in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Inspired by Participant’s release of the movie The Help – based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel about African American maids working...

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