9th Annual Moth Mainstage
The Moth – hailed as “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” by The Wall Street Journal – is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. In its twenty-five-year history, The Moth has presented more than 45,000 stories, told live without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth Podcast is downloaded more than 90 million times a year, and The Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, airs weekly on more than 570 public radio stations nationwide. Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s artistic team.
THE TIES THAT BIND
Join us for a night of stories of being tethered: to family, the past, or long-held secrets. Self-restraint or unexpected betrayals. Moments that linger, from fleeting connections to unbreakable bonds. Adding links to the chain, and finding the people who ground you. Moving from shallow waters to deep roots. Here’s to finally knowing when it’s time to let loose.
Peter Aguero was born and raised in the wilds of South Jersey. He’s been working with The Moth since 2007 as a storyteller, instructor, and host. His solo show “Daddy Issues” has played the far reaches and middle grounds of North America, mostly to acclaim (except for one guy in Fresno, CA. That guy hated it). He makes his home with Dr. Fine in Queens and rides his bike all over the city, almost dying exactly three times every trip.
Morgan Balavage travels the world teaching yoga with her rescue chihuahua. She is currently trying to decide where to spend ski season. Follow her adventures on insta @splendid.yoga
Becky Chan retired in Seattle from the FBI after 22 years. Prior to Seattle, Becky worked for 4 years with the FBI in Hong Kong, where she was born. Becky hones her storytelling skills as a freelance writer for Seattle’s community newspaper, The Northwest Asian Weekly.
Jeremy Gaitan grew up in Jackson Hole, enjoying the astounding views and natural wonders of Grand Teton National Park on a daily basis. Upon graduation from Jackson Hole High School he set out on an 8000 mile road trip around the western US in search of more natural beauty and exploration. Craving more after the road trip, he decided to fly to South America. He traveled using a refurbished German mail truck through Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. After returning to the US, he attended college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he graduated with a degree in Engineering and a minor in Spanish. He currently resides in Jackson Hole working as a photographer and real estate agent.
Tim Lopez is a storyteller and teaching artist from Los Angeles. A multiple story Moth StorySLAM winner on both coasts, his stories have been heard on WNYC, KCRW, and CBS Radio. For the past six years he has been an instructor with The Moth Community and Education Program, where he has worked with communities including students at International High School at Prospect Heights, tour guides at the 9/11 Tribute Center, inmate populations at the Metropolitan Correctional Center and Rikers Island, and many others. He is presently procrastinating on something.
Brandy Tuttle, a beacon of spiritual enlightenment and indigenous wisdom, draws from ancient traditions to guide others through the complexities of modern life. Her international bestseller, “Grateful Powerful Strong: Next Level Navigation for the Spiritual Warrior,” chronicles her journey of spiritual transformation, offering a path enriched with ancestral wisdom. As a speaker and the host of the “Standing Holy” podcast, Brandy extends her message to a global audience seeking spiritual grounding.