It’s Moth Ball Auction time! Every day we’re featuring something cool that you can bid on. Today, resident awesome dude and storyteller Peter Aguero will tell you a bed time story.
Peter Aguero is a force of nature. A regular host and storyteller at The Moth, he is also lead singer of the BTK band, New York’s greatest improvised storytelling rock band.
Peter will visit the lucky auction winner, or one of their loved ones, armed with milk, cookies and a teddy bear, and tell them a bedtime story. Sweet dreams!
There’s even cookies? This is another one of those “wish we could bid on it” items…
What’s your favorite thing about living where you do?
The sound of reggaeton signaling the start of spring.
Up until it closes, we’re highlighting one super cool item a day up for bidding at The Moth Ball Auction. Today, we’ve got a golden ticket!
A never-before-offered opportunity to go behind the scenes of a Moth Mainstage show.
Our flagship Mainstage series has thrilled standing-room only audiences since 1997, with stories by Malcolm Gladwell, Ethan Hawke, Margaret Cho, Annie Proulx, Salman Rushdie, and an astronaut, a pickpocket, a hot-dog eating champion and hundreds more.
The winner will attend a rehearsal before the show, something that has never been offered to the public before. Chat with the storytellers and The Moth’s directors before watching the show in comfort in four VIP seats.
You read right - this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see how we work with storytellers before a show. Go go go!
Hello. I live in Los Angeles, and would love to tell a story at the June 11th show for Fathers. How exactly does the story selection work? Do I show up and participate in a lottery or may I pitch the story? If the show is lottery based: How many people do you select? When does the sign up start? Thank you!
Hey Ashley! The show you’re talking about is a StorySLAM, which is an open mic - so no need to pitch us ahead of time!
As soon as doors open at 7 and up until the start of the show, anyone who wants to tell a story on the theme is welcome to walk up to the stage, fill out a form and put their name in the hat. We only pick ten names each night, and the storytellers are randomly selected throughout the evening.
Before you go, be sure to check out the storytelling tips on our website - and good luck!
This past week on The Moth Radio Hour: the victim of a random stabbing struggles to reestablish his life while suffering from post traumatic stress disorder; author Nathan Englander describes coming of age at 19 while traveling through Europe to witness the fall of The Berlin Wall; and an artist and documentary film maker loses three years of work in an instant and finds it hard to continue. And, as always, after you listen be sure to check out the extras!
Every day we’re highlighting some awesome stuff up for bidding at The Moth Ball Auction! Today, Edgar Oliver and his amazing, distinctive voice.
Wow your friends, and befuddle telemarketers, with a recorded voicemail message from the man who Ben Brantley inTheNew York Timescalled “a spell-casting raconteur who sounds as if he learned to speak in the crypt of a Hammer horror movie.”
Edgar Oliver is one of the most beloved, and recognizable, voices in the New York City theatre scene. His latest one-man show,Helen and Edgar, was critically acclaimed and hisstoriesat The Moth are some of our all-time favorites.
Who needs Carl Kasell when you can have Edgar Oliver!
We kind of want to bid on this ourselves…
Every day between now and closing, we’re going to be featuring something super cool that you can bid on in our auction. Today, storyteller and NPR host Ophira Eisenberg (of Ask Me Another) comes to your book club!
Ophira Eisenberg wears many hats: a brilliant stand-up comedian, a regular host and storyteller at The Moth, and host of NPR’s quiz-showAsk Me Another. Now she can add writer to that list with her debut book,Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way To Monogamy.
Ophira will join your book club and lead the discussion of her acclaimed memoir. She will even provide the books and sign them with a dirty joke!
Bidding closes on the 16th!
Every day between now and when it closes, we’re going to be featuring a super cool item you can bid on in this year’s Moth Ball Auction! Today, you can see longtime Moth-favorite Mike Birbiglia on the most celebrated stage in the world.
Moth favorite Mike Birbiglia has performed his hit show, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, more than 300 times on three continents. This is your chance to see the final ever performance of the critically acclaimed production at the storied Carnegie Hall.
The New York Times called My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend “ridiculously enjoyable to listen to” andTime Out New York described Mike as a “seasoned pro who skillfully plays his audience like a fiddle made out of funny bones.”
What’s more, you will also receive a special Birbigs T-Shirt and poster!
Bidding closes on the 16th, so go go go!