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.
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.
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!