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Inside the 2018 Moth Ball, One of New York's Biggest Fundraisers

A wild night of philanthropy for the storytelling stalwart.
IMAGE BEN GABBE/ GETTY FOR THE MOTH
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The Moth, a live storytelling show that has spawned a radio program and a podcast that's said to be downloaded 47 million times a year, doesn't always do its best work behind a microphone. On June 5, the organization held its annual Moth Ball at Capitale in New York City and drew more than 500 guests with an Alice in Wonderland-style theme ("The Hatter's Mad Tea Party") and an award for the cartoonist Roz Chast. Oh, and of course a bit of storytelling from a group including students from The Moth's high-school programming. The sold-out event, attended by the likes of Darren Aronofsky, Rosanne Cash, Molly Ringwald, and more, was the group's most successful fundraiser to date.

MOLLY RINGWALD AND PANIO GIANOPOULOS


DARREN ARONOFSKY


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A GUEST


CHRISTOF PUTZEL AND CAROLYN GREGORIE


R. ERIC THOMAS


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TERRY DOE AND INDIRA CESARINE


ADAM GOPNIK


ROZ CHAST


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MONIQUE BROOKS


HARRY SANTA-OLALLA


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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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