​The Moth Mainstage: Between Worlds

Presented by The Center

The Center Presents

The Moth Mainstage: Between Worlds

March 4, 2019 at 7PM

The Center Theater

$45-75 (plus $3 processing fee)

Join us for an evening of stories, shared live in The Center Theater in Jackson, WY as five storytellers take the stage and share a true, personal story from their life: between worlds.

The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present recognized storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists and to encourage storytelling among communities whose stories often go unheard.

The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge, featuring five tellers who develop and shape their stories with The Moth's directors.

Announcing The Storytellers:
Alistair Bane
is a citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Nation of Oklahoma and currently resides in Denver Colorado. Besides being a storyteller he is also a visual artist. He makes dance regalia, quilts, and paints. In 2016 he was a resident artist for the Denver Art Museum’s Native American Arts Program. In his spare time he enjoys rehabilitating feral rez dogs, which is a much more relaxing hobby than it might sound like, as long as you don’t mind a tiny bit of growling.

Since retiring in 2013, Anthony C Brinkley (Tony B), has fully embraced his passions. He is now an officer in the 100 Black Men of Tulsa organization and every week joins other members in mentoring and tutoring boys in 8 Tulsa Public Schools. He is a board member with Living Arts of Tulsa and chairperson of the Living Arts poetry committee and in 2018 became a guardian for two teenage boys. As a personal trainer, he encourages his clients to be also mindful of their mental and emotional health. Writing and performing poetry relax and excite him; it’s relaxing to have an outlet for his thoughts and emotions and exciting to have others enjoy what he creates when performing. To quote Tony B, “I am young and old, seriously silly, and have never been more content with my life.

Mariya Dostzadah Goodbrake is the founder and director of Global FC, a non-profit organization based in Kansas City that support’s refugee youth and families with the tools to overcome obstacles to success through the vehicle of soccer. Previously, she worked with International Medical Assistance in Mexico, coordinating medical projects to advance health care for the economically deprived Maya populations in the Yucatan Peninsula. A native Afghan raised in Iran and India, before immigrating to Canada with her family, she relocated to the United States in 2012. Mariya is also a Cultural Diversity Professional (CDP), active public speaker, intercultural trainer, researcher, and training curriculum developer.

Jim Ross has been at various times a Peace Corps Volunteer, a Congressional Staffer and a Wall Street Lawyer. His short fiction has appeared in The South Dakota Review, Santa Clara Review, Whiskey Island Magazine, Phantasmagoria, The Distillery, Lost River Lit Mag and Embark, among others. His short story, Aux Secours, was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is a frequent participant and sometimes winner of the Jackson, Wyoming live story telling competition, Cabin Fever Story Slam. His debut novel, HUNTING TEDDY ROOSEVELT, is forthcoming from Regal Press in the Spring of 2020.

Anne Marie Wells is the Assistant Director of Jackson Hole Writers and founding member of First Folio Playwriting. She is known for her storytelling prowess in town, having won four Cabin Fever Story Slams. She is also very active in the community theater. She earned first place in the Riot Act New Play Festival in 2017 for her play, Love and Radio (and Zombies… Kind Of), and earned second place in 2018 for her play, Last. Only. Best. Her two act murder mystery comedy, Miss Snicklefritz's Murder Mystery: Ghouls, Duels, and Deals, was produced last year at Jackson Hole Still Works. When she’s not writing or performing, she’s reading, playing piano, or outdoors with her dog, Isabella Bird.