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The Live Show

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Harrietstown Town Hall,
39 Main Street,
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Moth shows are more than a performance, they're a gathering of friends. NCPR staff invites you to come early and mingle!

Make the most of the arts on the 19th!

Be sure to stroll through Saranac Lake's Art Walk at 5 pm.

The Moth

Live in Saranac Lake 7/19/2012

E v e r y o n e   h a s  a  s t o r y  t o  t e l l...

The Moth

True stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props or accompaniment.
Unforgettable tales told with honesty, bravery and wit to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.

About The Moth

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story — and The Moth's directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

Rudy RushProgram Host

Rudy Rush will host. Rudy is a comedian, actor and radio host. He is the former host of Showtime at the Apollo. He has been featured on Comedy Central, Showtime, Def Comedy Jam. He has worked on projects with Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx and others.



The Moth

Praise for The Moth

“Stories that will plain curl your eyelashes”
--The New Yorker

“It is brilliant and quietly addictive.”
--The London Guardian

“New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket.”
--The Wall Street Journal

“One of the hottest events in town… the performances are enthralling, funny and moving.”
--The Times (London)

“The most memorable and hilarious narratives... an exuberant moveable feast."
--Village Voice (Best of New York)

“The Moth has taken something that is so simple and primal and fundamentally human… and turned it into a thrilling, revelatory, moving and entertaining grass-roots art form.”
--Kurt Andersen, Studio 360

Show Line-up

Dory Samadzai-BonnerDori Samadzai-Bonner is an aspiring writer whose award-winning essay titled “Red, White, and Blue” was published in Direction, the Pierce College literary magazine in 2009.  On August 31, 2010, based on a brief essay about her passion for tennis and her life struggles in Afghanistan, Dori was honored at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament’s opening night ceremony alongside tennis greats Martina Navratilova, James Blake, and Esther Verger.

Jen LeeJen Lee is a Moth GrandSLAM winner, voice recovery specialist, independent media producer and a beloved performer in New York City's storytelling scene.


Jen Lee

French-Israeli Moran Cerf is a neuroscientist at the California Institute of Technology (‘Caltech’) and the departments of neurosurgery at UCLA and NYU, studying memories and emotions using electrodes implanted deep inside the brains of patients undergoing neurosurgery. Prior to his career in opening and studying brains, Moran used to work as a hacker in various security companies, breaking into banks and financial institutes to make a living. Moran is a 7-time StorySLAM champion, LA GrandSLAM champion, and part of the MothSHOP Community Education Program.

Jen LeeAndy Christie is creative director of Slim Films, a NYC-based animation and illustration studio. His auto- biographical stories have appeared in The New York Times and the Thomas Beller anthology "Lost And Found: Stories From New York" and have been heard on The Moth Radio Hour and WFUV's Cityscape. Andy's cartoon collection, "I Wasn't Kidding," was published by Random House in the US and the UK.

Kambri CrewsKambri Crews grew up in the woods of Texas with deaf parents. Now she's a writer, producer and publicist in New York City working hard for her money so she doesn't have to go back. Her critically-acclaimed memoir Burn Down The Ground was published in March 2012 by Random House and is available where ever books are sold.