NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Beloved storytelling nonprofit The Moth — the force behind the popular series, The Moth Radio Hour, heard on over 450 public radio stations nationwide, and The Moth podcast, which is downloaded 46 million times a year — today announced its jam-packed lineup for 2018. The Moth will present close to 600 shows on stages in the U.S. and abroad throughout the year, all featuring true personal stories told live, without notes.
“Last year—our 20th anniversary—was incredible: celebratory, challenging, exciting, and invigorating. We’re thrilled and honored to do this work and to provide a platform for the personal stories that are shared every year on The Moth’s stages around the world,” says Sarah Haberman, Executive Director, The Moth. “Now, looking towards the next 20 years and beyond, we are striving to bring in more voices and perspectives; to seek out new ways to amplify those stories as a way to continue to build bridges and brighten people’s lives.”
Close to 6,000 stories will be told from The Moth stages in 2018; show schedule highlights include:
Also on tap for 2018: The Moth’s beloved podcast celebrates its 10th year and crosses the 46 million listener threshold. Special bonus episodes will be presented on Fridays throughout the year. Themes and specific stories to be announced.
About The Moth
The Moth is an acclaimed non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 30,000 stories, told live and without notes to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth conducts seven ongoing programs: The Moth Mainstage, which tours internationally, has featured stories by Malcolm Gladwell, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, John Turturro, Molly Ringwald, and Tig Notaro, as well as an astronaut, a pickpocket, a hotdog eating champion and hundreds more; The Moth StorySLAM program, which conducts open mic storytelling competitions in 28 cities: 25 in the US plus Sydney and Melbourne, AU and London, UK; The Moth Community Program, which offers storytelling workshops and performance opportunities to adults who are too often overlooked by the mainstream media; The Moth High School StorySLAMs, which bring the thrill of personal storytelling to high schools in New York and educators around the world; The Moth Podcast, which is downloaded more than 46 million times a year; The Moth Corporate Program, which provides industry-specific storytelling solutions; and Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour which airs weekly on over 450 public radio