CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, RACHEL DRATCH, TODD BUSH, TINA MCELROY ANSA & WALTER MOSELY AT THE MOTH
Posted on 2/4/2011at 4:06 PM
Christian McBride, Todd Bush, Rachel Dratch, Tina McElroy Ansa and Walter Mosley will be guest storytellers at the Moth in New York City Thursday, February 10th.
What is the Moth?
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. It was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate in New York the feeling of sultry summer evenings in his native Georgia, when moths were attracted to the light on the porch where he and his friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales. The first New York Moth event was held in George’s living room and the story events quickly spread to larger venues throughout the city. 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 show features simple, old-fashioned storytelling on thoroughly modern themes by wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors.
The Moth Mainstage, which tours nationally, has featured stories by Malcolm Gladwell, Ethan Hawke, Margaret Cho, Annie Proulx, Salman Rushdie, an astronaut, a pickpocket, a hot-dog eating champion and hundreds more. For more info on the Moth, go to http://www.themoth.org/
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Shot Through the Heart: Stories of Beaus and Arrows
at The Great Hall at Cooper Union
with Todd Bush, Rachel Dratch, Christian McBride, Tina McElroy Ansa and Walter Mosley
Hosted by: Mike Birbiglia
Sponsored by Amazon.com
7 East 7th St
Stories Begin at 7:30PM
Purchase $25 tickets at
Tables are also available - $200 for members at the Satin level and above ($250 otherwise). Please call 212-742-0551 to reserve.