6/17/09

The Moth...

Last night I went to a story telling event called The Moth. It works like this; the theme for the night is announced ahead of time on their website and people come with their stories crafted, put their name in a hat, and if the name gets chosen, then they get up in front of a packed house and speak for 5 minutes. Randomly selected judges from the audience score them, and the winner at the end of the night gets to compete in the grand slam event held once a year. The participants are judged by how well they tell their stories, (no notes, no stand-up routines) and how well they connect to the theme.
It is an entertaining and terrifying event watching people get up and reveal intimate details about themselves, some for the very first time in public.

And it is a great reminder that we all have so many stories in each of us, just waiting to be told.

2 comments:

The Actors Diet said...

I love The Moth! They have a wonderful free podcast you can download on itunes...

Sorell Says... said...

I love their podcasts!! I can not wait for the Grand Slam!

 
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