The Moth Radio Hour Pilot Season

Series produced by The Moth

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PLEASE NOTE: 2009's pilot season is available to stations on a case-by-case basis. Contact Israel Smith if your station would like to air the pilot season.

The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty, bravery, and humor.

Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country.

Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Individuals, without the comfort of fame, instrument, script or props engage in the world's oldest art form — stories that will make you laugh, cry, think.

The series is hosted by Lea Thau and Catherine Burns, the two dynamic women who run the organization in New York City.

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Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country.Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Individuals, without the comfort of fame, instrument, script or props engage in the world's oldest art form — stories that will make you laugh, cry, think.The series is hosted by Lea Thau and Catherine Burns, the two... Show full description


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