Catherine Burns is The Moth’s long-time Artistic Director. As one of the lead directors on the Moth’s MainStage for more than a decade, she has helped hundreds of people craft their stories, including a Nobel Laureate, a retired New York City cop, a jaguar tracker and an exonerated prisoner. She is a host and producer of the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, and the editor of the international best-selling book, The Moth: 50 True Stories, and the soon to be released All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown. She is the director of Edgar Oliver’s solo show Helen & Edgar (which was called “utterly absorbing and unexpectedly moving” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times). Most recently she directed Adam Gopnik’s new solo show The Gates, which previewed in the 2016 New Yorker Festival. Born and raised in Alabama, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and six-year-old son.