The Moth Mainstage

The Moth Mainstage

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:30 pm

At Benaroya Hall — S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

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Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors. This year’s theme: “Save me!”

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. The Moth has presented more than three thousand stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors.

Host

Peter Aguero was born and raised in Southern New Jersey. He is a Moth GrandSLAM champion and has been an instructor for The Moth Community Program. He spends most of his days making ceramics in Queens. His most recent show, Daddy Issues, has been performed in the far reaches and middle grounds of North America. To find out more reasons why his mother is so proud of him, go to peteraguero.com.

Storytellers

David Montgomery is a writer, comedian and storyteller based in Los Angeles.  Trained in comedy by both a terrible childhood and the Upright Citizens Brigade, David has won multiple Moth Storyslams and been featured on Risk! with Kevin Allison, The Moth Mainstage and True Story.  He is the author behind the storytelling blog RideshareStorytime.com, where he tells the tales of terrible passengers. He also hosts the podcast, 2 Gays, No Girls, At A Pizza Place, available on iTunes. His solo storytelling show How The Queen Found His Crown has had sold-out runs in Los Angeles and in Pittsburgh, where it picked up the award for Audience Choice at the Fringe Festival.  Videos of some of his stories can be seen at Facebook.com/buymeahotdog.  Potential titles for his work-in-progress memoir include War and Peace and How Am I Getting Away With This?, but he is certainly open to suggestions.

 

Dylan Park was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. From 2004-2010, he served as a member of a U.S. Air Force Special Operations Security Forces Squadron that deployed to locations all over the world, including Iraq. After returning home, he spent a few years as a social worker for homeless veterans, and as a victims advocate for the Santa Clara County’s District Attorney’s office. In 2016, Dylan moved to Los Angeles to pursue writing, and quickly found work in AMC Network’s scripted development department as a writing fellow. Since then, he has had several scripts optioned for tv and film. Currently, he writes and directs music videos. His most recent project being a series of short music films and commercials with acclaimed musician, Wyclef Jean. On the side, he writes for VICE, where he tackles sociopolitics. Dylan is a graduate of Arizona State, from which he holds degrees in Film and Media Studies, and a grad student at the University of Southern California. You can always find him with his face buried in a laptop, hiding in a cafe or bookstore somewhere in Santa Monica, the city he now calls home.

Other performers to be announced soon!

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Event Details

Benaroya Hall — S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

View directions.

Know Before You Go

Program

 The evening will feature five storytellers telling their true tales live and without notes. This event will include one intermission.

 

Grand Patron & Patron Reception Following the Event on the Promenade!

Grand Patron and Patron ticket holders, join us after the event for a chance to meet the storytellers at the post-event reception on the Promenade. Ushers will direct you. The reception will begin immediately following the event.

Transportation & Parking

This event will be held in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, the largest event space at Benaroya Hall. 

Benaroya Hall is located at 200 University Street, directly across Second Avenue from the Seattle Art Museum. The public entrance to Benaroya Hall is along Third Avenue.

  • From Southbound I-5
    Take the Union Street exit (#165B). Continue onto Union Street and proceed approximately five blocks to Second Avenue. Turn left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
  • From Northbound I-5
    Exit left onto Seneca Street (exit #165). Proceed two blocks and turn right onto Fourth Avenue. Continue two blocks. Turn left onto Union Street. Continue two blocks. Turn left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
  • From Northbound Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue)
    Take the Seneca Street exit and move into the left lane. Turn left onto First Avenue and proceed one block. Take the next right (at the Hammering Man sculpture) onto University Street. Continue up the hill two blocks to Third Avenue. Turn left onto Third Avenue. Continue to the next block and turn left onto Union Street. Make the next left onto Second Avenue. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your immediate left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.
  • From Southbound Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue)
    Take the Denny Way/Downtown exit. Keep right and cross over Denny Way onto Wall Street. Proceed approximately five blocks and turn left onto Second Avenue. Continue south on Second Avenue approximately eight blocks. The Benaroya Hall parking garage will be on your left. The garage entrance is on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street.

By Bus
Benaroya Hall is served by numerous bus routes. Digital reader boards along Third Avenue display real-time bus arrival information. For details and trip planning tools, call Metro Rider Information at 206.553.3000 (voice) or 206.684.1739 (TDD), or visit Metro online. The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, served by bus and light rail, has a stop just below the Hall (University Street Station).

Parking
The 430-car underground garage at Benaroya Hall provides direct access from the enclosed parking area into the Hall via elevators leading to The Boeing Company Gallery. Enter the garage on Second Avenue, just south of Union Street. Maximum vehicle height is 6’8″. Blink charging stations are available for electric vehicles. The event rate is $16.

Parking is also available at:

  • The Cobb Building (enter on University Street between Third and Fourth avenues).
  • The Russell Investments Center (enter on Union Street between First and Second avenues).
  • There are many other garages within a one-block radius of Benaroya Hall, along with numerous on-street parking options.

Accessibility

All of our venues have accessible seating and listening devices available. Please contact us at sal@lectures.org or 206.621.2230 x10 for more details and to let us know you’re coming so we can better accommodate your needs.