THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED. Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors. Click below to see the line-up. Theme and remaining two storytellers to be announced soon!
Jon Goode is an author, poet, and playwright who hails from Richmond, Virginia and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been a featured performer on HBO’s Def Poetry, TVOne’s Verses & Flow, and BET’s Lyric Café. His stage play, Khalas, was showcased in the 2013 International Festival of Arts and Ideas. In 2006, Jon’s work with Nick @ Nite earned him an Emmy nomination, alongside the Promax Gold North America for Best Copyright. Jon’s debut collection of poems and short stories, Conduit, was published in 2015; has received to date 47 five star reviews; spent 12 weeks as the #1 title in its category on Amazon and is the best reviewed book of poetry on Amazon for 2015/16. He is the host of The Moth StorySLAM in Atlanta, GA.
Ruby Cooper grew up in an Irish bar, is a mother, grandmother, activist, teacher, writer, comic, (was) a go go dancer, and has traveled to much of the world alone, first class, on a buddy pass. Over the decades, she has survived war, pestilence, austerity, deceit… No, wait, those were her marriages. Her book, Irish Mongrel Child, is available on Amazon. She is currently working on a solo show—Old White Bitch, the Early Years—stories about being a liberal Yankee with a disabled child in the South during the Civil Rights movement in the early 60s. You can find her at rubycooper.com and storytellingmadefunandeasy.com.
Lenny Duncan is a follower of Jesus Christ and is in a passionate love affair with grace. Lenny has spent time in all 48 contiguous states, sleeping by the side of the highway or in penthouses along the way. He has been a prisoner of war in the so-called war on drugs. After systemic oppression or drugs didn’t kill him, Lenny found himself in a strange place: the church. Lenny has been everything from high school drop out, drug dealer, sex worker, street corner poet, hitchhiker, dharma bum, small town drifter, seminarian, political activists, father, pastor, lover, public theologian, and writer. Now he parties dead sober and thrives in the PNW. He is currently the Mission Developer Pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church launching their third site in downtown in Vancouver WA. You can find out more at churchwithnoname.org.
Sasha Im is excited to return to The Moth after telling stories on Seattle’s StorySLAM and GrandSLAM stages. She works on web production and photography at the University of Washington, and is also a yoga instructor at CorePower Yoga. She considers each occupation an extension of storytelling, whether it’s through making images and websites or encouraging people to find joy and gratitude while twisting their bodies into pretzel-like shapes.
Theme and two more storytellers to be announced!