Moth & Butterfly. A New Monthly Night of Storytelling and Improvisation

Moth & Butterfly. A New Monthly Night of Storytelling and Improvisation. January 16th 2013. Upstairs @ The Townhouse Bar, Spanish Parade, Galway. Doors at 8PM – Admission By Donation. Moth & Butterfly is an exciting new night coming to Galway that brings together the art forms of both Storytelling & Improvisation.   Each night will have a special theme, and all Storytellers will be invited to tell a story that fits with that theme.  For January 16th our theme is ‘Windows & Doors’. Stories will be provided by the Moth and Butterfly Crew, Special Guest Tellers & Makers, and of course, by the Audience themselves!  There will be three types of Storytelling on the night:

Moth style stories must be short, true, thematic, and feature the teller themselves as a character. Improvised stories will be created fresh on the spot – no two are the same! Freefall stories are all other stories that still fit the theme – from fiction to fairytales, from tall tales to a story in a song.

This is a night for oral storytelling, so no reading or notes allowed – just pure story! The night is for both tellers and listeners, for without good listeners; there would be no good stories! There will be opportunity for people to tell and also to just sit comfy and join in the journey of the imagination. Great stories invite us in for a listen. They don’t always have to be funny by any means. They draw from a wide emotional pallet.  We love to laugh, but also to cry, to growl, to gasp.  We invite people to tell stories from the heart. The Moth & Butterfly Crew is made up of professional performers, writers and storytellers.  They were inspired by the transformational nature of improvisation (Butterfly) along with the wonderful ‘Moth’ tradition of true Storytelling that originated in the USA, and thought that the two combined would make for a very special night.   They are delighted to share this with Galway Audiences.



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