|The Moth joins a series of live performances WUSF is bringing to the Tampa Bay region|
|TAMPA, Fla. (June 13, 2022) –WUSF Public Media, is proud to announce a live storytelling event this September 29 at the Tampa Theatre with “The Moth,” the tremendously popular producer of radio programs, podcasts, books and events. |
Tickets for the Tampa event will go on sale to WUSF and Tampa Theatre members at noon on June 29. For more information, call 1-800-741-9090 and see WUSF.org/TheMoth. Sales will open to the general public at noon on Thursday, July 7.
The Moth is coming to Tampa for the first time, and the show will feature a diverse lineup of guests telling their personal stories of adventure, struggle, redemption, creativity and more. Guests tell their stories on stage, without notes, in the long tradition of a community gathering around the fire to share their experiences and their culture. The Moth has hosted such events in Seattle, New York, Denver, Asheville, Boston, Los Angeles and many other cities.
“Events such as this are a key part of our mission as a public media organization to connect residents of Florida with news, information and entertainment that’s meaningful to their lives,” said WUSF General Manager JoAnn Urofsky. “These events are also wonderfully fun and a great place for our community to gather and enjoy a great show. Whether you’re a new listener of The Moth or a long-time fan, you are in for a treat.”
|The Moth was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green who wanted to recreate in New York City the feeling of sultry summer evenings in his native Georgia, when moths were attracted to the light on the porch where he and his friends would gather to tell spellbinding tales. The first New York Moth event was held in George’s living room and the story events quickly spread to larger venues throughout the city.|
Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.
Fans are encouraged to reserve tickets early, as live WUSF events regularly sell out. This has included sell-out performances of “Wait, Wait. Don’t Tell Me,” “Snap Judgment,” “Story Corps,” “Science Friday,” and more. Sponsors who help make this event possible include Trenam Law and Seitenbacher Natural Foods.
WUSF Public Media is the Tampa Bay region’s public radio broadcaster, with programs such as “BBC World Service,” plus National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” as well as feature programs such as the business news program “Marketplace,” the culture program “Fresh Air” and the personal story program “This American Life.” Additionally, WUSF produces “The Zest” podcast that is all about food in Florida, as well as “Florida Matters” and the news website WUSFNews.org.
About WUSF Public Media WUSF Public Media is a comprehensive media organization that provides media services to the community and businesses through public broadcasting and multi-media production services. Licensed to the University of South Florida, WUSF Public Media serves the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.