Power and possibility: The Moth in Johannesburg

Saturday Mar 16 18:15       ​Cnr Kingsway and University Rd, Auckland Park​
After a sold-out event in 2016, The Moth returns to Johannesburg on Sat, Mar 16 for a night of captivating, personal, and authentic storytelling. If you haven't heard of The Moth it's time you did. Launched in 1997 in the United States, The Moth is now a global phenomenon, having presented thousands of stories. 

A non-profit organisation dedicated to the art of storytelling, The Moth was started by writer George Dawes Green in the United States and, since its inception, has shared more than 60,000 personal stories to audiences around the world through platforms such as their live storytelling events, The Moth Podcast (which has had over 100 million downloads since 2022), storytelling workshops, and books.

We love the symbolism behind the name. The story goes that it comes from the writer's memories of growing up in St. Simons Island, Georgia, "where neighbours would gather late at night on a friend's porch to tell stories and drink bourbon as moths flew in through the broken screens and circled the porch light". 

Held around the world, The Moth Mainstage events take storytelling to new heights. They are live, candid, note-free, and deeply immersive in the way they connect people by highlighting both the diversity and commonality of human experience. This event welcomes Joburg's own Lebo Mashile as host, joined on stage by five storytellers including Nsovo MayimeleMohammad Jasem, and Webster Makombe. They will share their unique stories on the theme of “Power and Possibility” which will inspire you to imagine the possibilities that may unfold when you tap into your own power.

At the heart of the initiative is the desire to connect people from different backgrounds and walks of life by sharing what it means to be human and empathetic, by showcasing extraordinary personal stories from everyday people.

The event takes place at the UJ ARTS Keorapetse William Kgositsile Theatre. Early bird ticket sales end on Mar 1. Book your tickets now. 



Mar 16 2024 18:15
University of Johannesburg
​Cnr Kingsway and University Rd, Auckland Park​

Price/Additional Info

Early bird tickets are R80, after which tickets cost R100 p.p.


Associated Venues

University of Johannesburg

​Cnr Kingsway and University Rd, Auckland Park​
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