The Moth Mainstage

25 years of humanity, one story at a time

The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. It celebrates the ability of true, personal storytelling to illuminate both the diversity and commonality of human experience. The work allows people all over the world and from all walks of life: astronauts, students, a dental hygienist, a hotdog eating champion, a mechanic, exonerated prisoners, veterans, Nobel laureates and everyone in between, to share their stories on stage in front of a live audience. Through live and virtual shows, storytelling workshops, a podcast, Peabody Award-winning Radio Hour, and New York Times best-selling books, The Moth brings the power of personal storytelling to millions of people each year—creating community and building empathy around the world.

The Moth Mainstage, a quintessential Moth experience, is a two-act show where five storytellers and a notable host share true, personal stories. Beyond theatre, it is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge.

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“When it comes to engaging and brilliant storytelling, The Moth never disappoints. Moth performances are the go-to for anyone who has ever wanted to hear the best of the art of storytelling.” —Forbes

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