Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Art of the Improvisational Story on The Moth

Moth Radio Hour
PRX Public Radio
Heard Weekly on over 200 Radio Stations
Link via Bosco Radio Arts and Entertainment Channel
Sundays 11 AM PT
Five Scoops of Bosco

A story about how Geneticist and Nobel Laureate Paul Nurse learns the truth about his origins.

A story about how a nine-alarm blaze in Boston's Chinatown teaches Ellie Lee about her father's wisdom.

New York City cop Steve Osborne mistakes a dentist for a bank robber during a stakeout.

Tom Weiser is plagued during a road trip with dreams of what might have been, had he made some different decisions.

Thus another episode of great improvisational story-telling on the critically acclaimed Moth Radio Hour.  The show can be linked via Bosco Radio Arts and Entertainment Channel each Sunday at 11 AM PT

This Sunday's show (4.7.13) is hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.

Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country.

Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating.

Today The Moth is a nonprofit organization with ongoing programs that contribute their best stories to The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth Mainstage where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life; The Moth’s StorySLAM competitions, which are open to all and rapidly expanding to cities across the country; and The Moth’s community outreach program, MothShop, which bring workshops to people whose stories would otherwise go unheard.

The Moth StoryLine invites people to pitch story ideas online or through a toll-free hotline; and The MothUP program helps groups around the country form their own Moth storytelling groups in their homes and submit the recorded stories from these evenings to The Moth.

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