The Moth returns to Skirball for its third annual spring show.

The Mainstage is the quintessential Moth experience, a two-act show —featuring a musical act— where the storytellers and a notable host share true personal stories, without notes.

Experience true stories live as they’re recorded for future episodes of The Moth Podcast and Moth Radio Hour.

The Moth — hailed as “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” by The Wall Street Journal — is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. In its twenty-five history, The Moth has presented more than 60,000 stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth Podcast is downloaded more than 100 million times a year, and The Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, airs weekly on more than 575 public radio stations nationwide. Each Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s artistic team.

The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present recognized storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists and to encourage storytelling among communities whose stories often go unheard.