The Moth Community & Education Programs work to foster development, community and creative expression through the art and craft of storytelling. Through our two current programs, MothSHOP and High School StorySLAMs, we provide workshops and authentic performance opportunities to high school students and marginalized adults throughout New York City and in select cities nationwide.
MothSHOP is our longstanding workshop program. Participants learn to shape life experiences into well crafted stories, which are then presented to peers and members of the local community. In the process, communication skills vital to success in school and beyond are developed and enhanced. Many MothSHOP graduates continue in the program as volunteer story coaches for future workshops, and have the opportunity to share their stories at Moth events throughout the year.
The High School StorySLAM, The Moth’s after school program, brings the thrill of competitive storytelling to public high school students across New York City and soon across the country. Students sign up to join their school’s StorySLAM team and meet after school with trained Moth instructors and faculty advisors. They craft compelling narratives, practice performance techniques and connect as a team. Finally, students share their stories onstage in front of their peers at a StorySLAM event. The Biannual GrandSLAM brings together students from diverse schools and backgrounds for a city-wide competition.
Want to get involved?
To volunteer for the MothSHOP program, please email Larry Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for a paid position in the MothSHOP or High School SLAM program, please download the application and send to email@example.com along with a current résumé, indicating which program you’re applying for.