Monday, March 05, 2007


“Those who do  not have power over the story that dominates their lives –the power to re-tell it, re-think it, deconstruct it, joke about it, rehearse it as times change…are powerless...” – Salman Rushdie
The Moth invites you to

Stories on Stage
Featuring Graduates of the MothShop Community Program

Come witness power-filled, New York stories by the most recent graduates of The MothShop Community Program. Our outreach staff and members of The Moth community have joined forces with adults in rehabilitation from The Self Advocacy Association of New York State, The Educational Alliance and Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital to craft stories that reflect the gamut of human experience from humor to heartbreak and beyond… 

Monday, March 5th

Sponsored by TARGET

Featured story told by:
Mike Daisey

Jonathan Ames

Jansen Cinco

7:00pm Doors Open
7:30pm Stories Start on Stage

At The Nuyorican Poets Café
236 East 3rd Street (between Avenues B and C)
$6 Tickets sold at the door

Director: Frank Damico
Producer: Julie Booth
About the Storytellers:

Jonathan Ames (host) is the author of I Pass like Night, The Extra Man, What’s Not to Love?, My Less than Secret Life, Wake Up, Sir!, and I Love You More than You Know.  He is the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been a recurring guest on the Late Show with David Letterman.  His comedic memoir What’s Not to Love? was filmed as a TV pilot for the Showtime network.  Mr. Ames wrote the script and played himself, but he didn't quite get his character and the show, alas, was not 'picked up' to go to series.  His one-man show Oedipussy was presented off-off Broadway at PS 122 and at various pleasant American colleges.  His novels The Extra Man and Wake Up, Sir! are in development as films, with Mr. Ames having written the screenplays.

Mike Daisey, who has been called “the master storyteller” by the New York Times, works completely extemporaneously, always without a script, telling and re-telling stories before live audiences night after night so that every performance is a unique event.  His monologues include 21 Dog Years, Monopoly!, The Ugly American, I Miss the Cold War, and Invincible Summer.  His latest, Great Men of Genius, weaves together the life stories of Bertolt Brecht, P.T. Barnum, Nikola Tesla and L. Ron Hubbard to create an epic account of genius and insanity in America, and can be seen this May at Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg.  Currently he’s a commentator for National Public Radio’s Day To Day, a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, WIRED, Slate, and the National Lampoon Radio Hour, and is writing his second book, Happiness is Overrated, a collection of essays dedicated to the proposition its title asserts.

6:14 PM