Beloved storytelling nonprofit organization The Moth takes the stage in Arkansas – presenting its first-ever Mainstage in the Capital City this Thursday, February 28.
Directed by Little Rock native Moth staffer Meg Bowles, the two-hour show will be hosted by Ophira Eisenberg (host, NPR’s Ask Me Another) and feature five storytellers — all expounding on the evening’s Between Worlds. Tellers will share true personal tales of joy and heart, in equal measures; stories of glory and defeat, taunting fate, laughing in the face of danger, and the moments that forever changed the course.
“I grew up in Little Rock and was raised on stories. Stories are in the heart of Little Rock and I think it’s time Little Rock meet The Moth!” says Bowles. “A Moth evening is like a really wonderful dinner party where you meet the most amazing people. The stories are funny and heartbreaking, but ultimately they remind us that we are all human – with our flaws, successes, and everything in between.”
The Moth presents true personal stories – all told live, without notes or memorization— and every Moth show is composed of simple, old-fashioned storytelling on thoroughly modern themes by wildly divergent raconteurs. Since launching in 1997, over 35,000 real life stories have been told from Moth stages around the world —including one from a man exonerated after 19 years of imprisonment; an astronaut who commanded the first shuttle mission after the loss of Challenger; a reformed pick pocket; an umpire; and a voodoo priestess.
Thursday, February 28 at Robinson Performance Hall
Meryl Cooper – 917-974-0022 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HOST & STORYTELLERS
Ophira Eisenberg is a comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s Ask Me Another. Her recent comedy special, Inside Joke is available on iTunes and Amazon.
Alistair Bane is a citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Nation of Oklahoma and currently resides in Denver Colorado. In addition to being a storyteller, he is also a visual artist.
Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton is a Little Rock native and a member of the second class of African American students entering Little Rock Central High School in 1959. She remains a civic leader and continues consulting with foundations, nonprofits organization and colleges/universities.
Korto Momolu – Liberian-born fashion designer and stylist – is stamping her global brand on fashion-forward women’s wear and accessories. She was highlighted as a ‘Top 5 Designers to Watch’ by New York Magazine and lives in Little Rock with her husband and two children.
Monte Montepare is a comedian, storyteller and improviser originally from Breckenridge, Colorado. Prior to the stage, he spent a decade guiding wilderness adventures in remote Alaska and is co-owner of Kennicott Wilderness Guides.