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Big Night: The Moth in Sioux Falls
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The Moth | Denise Ofelia Mangen

The Moth is coming to the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls on Thursday April 12th and you could be one of the storytellers! They're currently looking for great local storytellers with great stories. If you fit that description, call The Moth’s pitch line, say you're from South Dakota (mention the Sioux Falls show) and give them a 1 to 2 minute pitch of your story. You can do it through your computer here or you can call them at 1-877-799-MOTH (1-877-799-6684) and leave your pitch by phone. There's not much time, so do it now if you're interested!

The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present recognized storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists and to encourage storytelling among communities whose stories often go unheard.

Purchase tickets for the show now! And be sure to share this event with friends who you think might like to spend an evening listening to great stories. Tickets are available online here.

Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Through ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 20,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school students and adults in underserved communities through their Education and Community Programs and develops innovative applications for Moth storytelling through their Corporate Program. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 44 million times a year, and each week, the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, produced by Jay Allison and presented by PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, is heard on over 450 radio stations worldwide, including SDPB Radio. The Moth’s first book, The Moth: 50 True Stories (Hachette) was an international bestseller and its new book All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown from The Moth (Crown) is available now.

The Moth began on a back porch in small-town Georgia, where our founder—poet and best-selling novelist George Dawes Green—would spend sultry summer evenings swapping spellbinding tales with a small circle of friends. There was a hole in the screen, which let in moths that were attracted to the light, and the group started calling themselves “The Moths.” When he moved to New York City, George wanted to recreate the feeling of those nights in his adopted city. The first New York Moth event was held in George’s living room. But word spread fast, and the events soon moved to cafes and clubs throughout the city—and soon to popular venues throughout the country and beyond.