Sunday, September 6, 2015
The program was held in a warehouse in a newly trendy area near downtown known as EADO (East of Downtown, sort of like New York's SOHO) and featured ten storytellers, each given five minutes to tell a personal story on the theme of Betrayal. Three groups of judges scored the speakers from 1 to 10. Between speakers the master (rather, mistress) of ceremonies told some of her own stories and read one-liners from the audience. What a hoot! Most of the storytellers told of lovers or spouses who betrayed them, but one guy told a hilarious tale of working one summer for a traveling carnival and betraying his boss. He was my favorite and I was disappointed that he didn't win.
The auditorium was packed. Of course, there was a bar and a counter where you could buy Moth t-shirts. We clapped and cheered for the storytellers and promised ourselves we'd come back next month.
Recently "100 Places to See in Houston before You Die" came out. I haven't found it in stores yet, but I hope Moth is one of the hundred. If you have access to a Moth in your city, be sure and go. If not, listen to the radio broadcast. It's great fun.
Posted by thelmaz at 3:00 PM