The Moth StorySLAMs are steadily spreading all over the map, gathering people and stories from all over the country. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston have multiple shows each month. The Moth is open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's posted theme. The brave of heart, or those with stories they're aching to tell, prepare personal, true tales. When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth Hat. A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. Each person has just five minutes! The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner. After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in our GrandSLAM Championships. Come sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!
Tuesday, February 21: Bouncing Back
Prepare a five-minute story about recovery and re-invention. Survival in times of dire straits, whether it be destitution, diagnosis fearful bungee jumps, or depletion of resources in a Settlers of Catan Match. Tell us about your Dark Horse moments!
Tuesday, March 21: Broken
Prepare a five minute story about a time it all fell to pieces! Promises never kept, to hearts left shattered to be swept. The time YOU dropped the glass at your great-aunt’s house, or when your best friend’s 97’ Nissan finally gave out. Saving your smartphone from catastrophe! And still, theres a scratch. From laws, to limbs, to fragile iphones tell us about the brokenness of life.
Tuesday, April 25: Refugee
Prepare a five-minute story about your safe haven. Sanctuary from bullies, vindictive lovers, bosses, the law and other sometimes unpleasant realities. Political asylum or a refugee in your own home. Coming to the rescue or crying out for help. For some a quiet room, for others a mosh pit. The roof over your head! The safe space in your head! Shelter from the storm.
Tuesday, June 20: Outnumbered
Prepare a five minute story about being in the minority. In times of crisis: back alley brawls, political skirmishes, family reunions. Or times of plenty: pool boy at swim suit model's retreat or the lone voice of reason in a sea of panic. The quixotic thrill of taking on a bigger army or the panic of getting flanked.
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Through its ongoing programs - The Moth Mainstage, The Moth StorySLAMs, MothSHOP Corporate and MothSHOP Community Education Program- The Moth has presented more than three thousand stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth podcast is downloaded more than one million times a month, and the sixth season of the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, produced by Jay Allison and presented by PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, will air this fall on radio stations nationwide. www.themoth.org
Doors for the Moth open at 7PM. Due to The Moth's policies, all seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis and the saving of seats is prohibited. We cannot guarantee that patrons who arrive after the house opens will be able to sit together, and as there are a limited number of seats some patrons will be placed in the Standing Room Only area. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals.