Wednesday – Moth & Butterfly Storytelling

Butterfly storytelling

Moth and Butterfly – A night of Storytelling and Improvisation
Wednesday 18th April 2018
Katie’s Claddagh Cottage and Arts Centre, The Claddagh
Tickets €7/€5 concession, available on the door

Everyone is welcome to what is regularly described as “Galway’s warmest Arts Night”.

A night of Storytelling & Improvisation from both the Moth & Butterfly Creative Team as well as contributions from the audience – they’ll have the stove lit and the (big) kettle on!

The theme for April is ‘Into The Woods’.

Moth & Butterfly brings together the art forms of both Storytelling & Improvisation.

You can tell stories too!

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. An homage to the wonderful ‘Moth’ storytelling, stories run about 8 or 9 mins but shorter is fine.

Most audiences prefer a story about something that had an impact on you. It can be funny of course but by no means has to be. Think of it as a story that changed you in some way, however small. We love your truth, warts and all!

Improvised stories will be created fresh on the spot – no two are the same! There are different improvisational formats including ‘Stories From The Hat’ (where the audience picks an object for the story) and ‘Found In Translation’ (where the tellers improvise and translate bilingually).

Freefall stories are all other stories that still fit the theme – from fiction to fairy tales to tall tales.

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 comfortably and join in the journey of the imagination.

The Moth & Butterfly Creative Crew is made up of professional performers, writers and storytellers.

They were inspired by the transformational nature of improvisation (Butterfly) along with many ‘true tale’ traditions from around the world, particularly the wonderful ‘Moth’ tradition 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.

Doors will open around 7.20 for a soft start at 7.30.

“This show was the highlight of our visit to Ireland” – Maura (Galway Theatre Festival Audience Member)

“There’s nothing quite like this night in Ireland – thank you for putting it on, it is spectacular” – James, Audience Member

“A really lovely night – thank you for creating something very special, we’re already looking forward to the next one…” – Michael, Moth and Butterfly audience member.