A humble beginning that became a growing story…

Our Origin Story

Carapace was founded in February 2010 by Joyce Mitchell & Randy Osborne. Originally organized as “Moth-Up: Atlanta,” it was a small, local meeting of The Moth. It went independent from The Moth a year later, rebranding as Carapace after the hard outer shell of some creatures such as turtles or shellfish. Thus, the invitation to “come out of your shell.”

Now, after a two-year pandemic hiatus, Carapace is back!

Behind the Scenes

Shannon M. Turner, Producer, is the Founder/Creative Director of StoryMuse, which offers storytelling techniques as a tool for personal discernment, team building, and community development in effort to cultivate a world where all stories are heard and honored. Shannon is an independent consultant who conducts workshops and provides coaching to individuals and organizations seeking to use true, personal stories for transformative potential. Read more at StoryMuse.net.

Our Host, Cris Gray

A former comedian, performer, and writer, Cris has found his home in the world of storytelling. He enjoys traveling to new lands, meeting new people, hearing their stories, and sharing a few of his own.

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