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Live From United Palace: The Moth Virtual Mainstage

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Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes


Join us virtually for an evening of storytelling featuring true tales told live from the historic United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights in celebration of the Uptown Arts Stroll. Five storytellers including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Edgar Ruiz Jr. will bare their souls with the words of their life streamed live to your living room.

Hosted by comedy writer, producer and Moth storyteller CJ Hunt.

via Youtube

7:15 PM EDT Virtual Doors Open

7:30 PM EDT  Stories Begin

Directed by: Catherine Burns, Jenifer Hixson, Sarah Austin Jenness, and Jodi Powell

Producer: Patricia Ureña

Assistant Producer: Chloe Salmon

Executive Producer: Sarah Haberman


EDT - 7:15 PM OPEN | 7:30 PM START

CDT - 6:15 PM OPEN | 6:30 PM START

MDT - 5:15 PM OPEN | 5:30 PM START

PDT - 4:15 PM OPEN | 4:30 PM START


In 2003 the Uptown Arts Stroll/Paseo de las Artes was launched as a day-long program intended to shine a spotlight on the vibrancy and diversity of Upper Manhattan’s artists, cultural organizations, and businesses. Beginning in 2008, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with local artists, businesses, community leaders, and institutions, has led the Uptown Arts Stroll, which today is a month-long festival serving over 60,000 people from West 135th Street to West 220th Street. Each year the Uptown Arts Stroll features open studios, art exhibitions, concerts, literary events, and performances throughout the month of June.


NoMAA’s story begins in 2006, when the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ) recognized Northern Manhattan’s need for a more cohesive cultural community in which artists and arts organizations have the resources and support necessary to maximize their artistic, social, and economic potential. NoMAA obtained its official 501(c)3 status in 2007 and was incubated by the Hispanic Federation until becoming fully independent in 2011. Since that time, NoMAA’s mission is to facilitate the creation of new works by both emerging/established artists, strengthen the infrastructures of local arts organizations, and encourage public engagement/dialogues around issues affecting upper Manhattan’s cultural community, fostering the region’s economic development and overall vibrancy. 

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*Admission to the virtual show is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final.

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The Moth is an acclaimed nonprofit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 40,000 stories, told live and without notes to standing­-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth conducts eight ongoing programs: The Moth Mainstage, which tours internationally, has featured stories by Elizabeth Gilbert, Hasan Minhaj, Kathleen Turner, Malcolm Gladwell, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, John Turturro, Molly Ringwald, Boots Riley, Krista Tippett, Damon Young, Mike Birbiglia, Rosanne Cash, Danyel Smith and Tig Notaro, as well as an astronaut, a pickpocket, a hot­dog eating champion and hundreds more; The Moth StorySLAM program, which conducts open mic storytelling competitions in 30 cities: 27 in the US plus Sydney and Melbourne, AU and London, UK; The Moth Community Program, which offers storytelling workshops and performance opportunities to adults who are too often overlooked by the mainstream media; The Moth Education Program, which brings the thrill of personal storytelling to high schools and colleges in New York, and educators around the world; The Moth Global Community Program, which develops and elevates true, personal stories from extraordinary individuals in the global south; The Moth Podcast—the 2020 Webby People’s Voice Award Winner for Best Podcast Series—which is downloaded more than 77 million times a year; MothWorks, which uses the essential elements of Moth storytelling at work and other unexpected places; and the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour which, produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, airs weekly on over 550 public radio stations nationwide. To date, The Moth has published three critically acclaimed books: The New York Times Best Seller The Moth: 50 True Stories (Hachette Books, September 2013), All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown (Crown Archetype, March 2017) — described as “wonderful” by NYT’s Michiko Kakutani and Occasional Magic: True Stories of Defying the Impossible (Crown Archetype, March 2019) which debuted at #12 on The New York Times Best Sellers List. www.themoth.org.

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