Stacey Bader is an award-winning storyteller, writer, speaker, and teacher. She is a seven-time winner of The Moth StorySLAM whose stories have been featured on NPR's “The Moth Radio Hour" and PBS’ “Stories from the Stage."
Stacey won the Los Angeles Moth GrandSLAM and recently clinched the first ever virtual Moth StorySLAM. She's also performed at“Yum’s the Word,” “Sound Bites," “The Story Collider" and many other shows.
Five years ago, Stacey, who knew nothing about storytelling and was terrified of public speaking, took to The Moth stage for the first time. Almost as soon as she began to tell her tale, she realized the audience was with her. She saw a nod of recognition out of the corner of her eye, someone chuckled, and when she got to the outrageous climax of her story, the audience erupted in laughter. Stacey was crowned the night’s winner and thus began her passion for storytelling.
After attending workshops sponsored by The Moth, Stacey developed her workshop curriculum based on her experiences as a storyteller and creative writing MFA student. Additionally, she brings expertise from her life experience as a trained life coach, domestic violence hotline volunteer, and many years in sales as a real estate broker. She first began facilitating workshops at the Lenox Hill Senior Center. Stacey considers her most significant accomplishment in the storytelling realm as seeing her senior students take to the stage with confidence and charm.
After spending 29 years living and working in New York City, Stacey resides in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, with her husband, four children, and a rescue dog and bunny.