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Adam Wade ’98 Appears on HBO’s Girls

April 20, 2016
Adam Wade ’98, storyteller extraordinaire
Adam Wade ’98, storyteller extraordinaire

Adam Wade ’98 seems to really enjoy life. He’s remarkably engaged and friendly and welcomes the opportunities that come his way. You can tell that when you read his story in Keene State Today’s recent First-Person Project.

He’s open to life’s experiences—the grist for his award-winning stories—which he’s allowed to lift him upward in an increasingly interesting and productive career. One of his recent notable milestones was his appearance on an episode of HBO’s Girls. (Here’s Brokelyn’s recap of the episode.)

The episode called for the main character, Hannah Horvath (played by Lena Dunham) to tell a story on The Moth, with some coaching from Wade. “The casting person had previously cast me on Inside Amy Schumer the past two seasons and also knew I had won The Moth StorySlam competition 20 times,” he explained. “She thought I’d be perfect for the part.”

No doubt, the spot will be another big step in Adam’s growing career. “It’s definitely terrific exposure for The Moth for other storytellers who’ve put so much work into the craft,” he said. “Many of us watched the episode together last night. It was a real celebration. Girls has a huge fan base! It’s been really fun to hear from so many people who saw the episode.”

Oh, and another milestone in his career: Adam was featured in a New Yorker story that starts with his role in the Girls episode, "The Human Comedy of Adam Wade".