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The Moth Mainstage
Saturday, September 7, 2013 7:30 pm
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Flynn Center for the Arts
153 Main Street
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Burlington, VT
VPT sponsored

The acclaimed Moth Mainstage is thrilled to be back at the Flynn Center for the Arts in Burlington this fall. The Moth features true stories told live without notes, by five unforgettable local and national storytellers. All premium ticketholders are invited to join us following the show for a private cast reception in the adjacent Tarrant Gallery.

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The Storytellers

Our Host

Ophira Eisenberg is a comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s weekly trivia comedy show, Ask Me Another. She has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, Comedy Central, and VH-1. Selected as one of New York Magazine's Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny, and featured in the New York Times as a skilled comedian and storyteller with a “bleakly stylish” sense of humor, Ophira's debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy (Seal Press / April 2013) is available now. She is also a regular host of the Moth StorySLAMs.

Our Storytellers

Josh Broder was an actor and theater director for over 20 years. Now he is primarily an executive coach, often focusing on leadership via personal storytelling. Some of his favorite theater experiences played out in Vermont, at Phantom Theater in Warren. (PhantomTheater.info) There, he was a co-creator and director of The Wondrous Rise and Tragical Fall of King Strang, and Franz Kafka's Amerika. For Phantom he directed Karen Leiner in A Night of Unlikely Betrayal and played opposite her in Paul Zimmerman's Pigs and Bugs. With Zimmerman, Josh has written two screenplays, one based on their gig together in an ill-fated Passion Play tour of the Bible Belt, the other a biopic of a great American charlatan. Josh's writing has appeared in The Washington Post, among other outlets. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their son. 

Shannon Cason is a writer and storyteller. He is Chicago’s first Moth GrandSLAM champion and has hosted shows for The Moth in San Francisco and Milwaukee. Shannon hosts his own storytelling show in Chicago called Do Not Submit, and a storytelling podcast called Homemade Stories. He is originally from Detroit, manages a custom clothing shop, and is the father of two beautiful girls. Please find out more about his upcoming projects at shannoncason.com.

Holly Hughes is a writer and performer. A 2010 Guggenheim Fellow, Hughes is largely responsible for four books, including Clit Notes: A Sapphic Sampler and the forthcoming titles Animal Acts and Memories of the Revolution. She's a Professor at the University of Michigan. Ask her about her Norfolk Terriers and Standard Poodles.

Reeve Lindbergh, a daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was born in 1945 and grew up in Connecticut. After graduating from Radcliffe College in 1968 she moved to Vermont, where she still lives on an old farm near St. Johnsbury, Vermont with her husband, writer Nat Tripp, and an assortment of animals, enjoying visits from their children and grandchildren. Reeve is the author of more than two dozen books for children and adults, including Forward From Here, Leaving Middle Age and Other Unexpected Adventures, and Homer, The Library Cat. Her work has also appeared in a number of magazines and periodicals, including the New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker and The Washington Post.

Mark Redmond is executive director of Spectrum Youth and Family Services in Burlington, VT, where he has served since 2003.  He is the author of The Goodness Within: Reaching out to Troubled Teens with Love and Compassion (Paulist Press).  He has had articles published in the New York Times, Forbes,  Huffington Post and other publications.  He has a bachelor’s degree in business from Villanova University and a masters in public administration from New York University. Mark and his wife Marybeth live with their 10-year-old son in Essex.

Patrick Ross was born and raised in Canaan, Vermont, on the border of French Canada and New Hampshire. There his Dad taught him how to fish, hunt, and play music without reading notes. Patrick started learning Irish and French Canadian folk tunes at about age six, and nailed his first real gig at age eleven. He’s been playing professionally ever since. Patrick and his wife and live on a farm in Eastern Vermont with their two dogs. Follow him at rockfarmerrecords.com.

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