The Moth Community Education Programs, which include MothSHOP and The Moth High School StorySLAM, offer storytelling workshops and opportunities to high school students and marginalized adults, many in underserved communities.
Using the same techniques that guide both the Mainstage series and corporate workshops, MothSHOP
The Moth High School StorySLAM, our newest educational program, brings the thrill of competitive storytelling to high schools across the country. Coached and supported by Moth instructors and faculty advisors, students join their school’s StorySLAM Team to compete in school-wide and city-wide StorySLAM events.
Three times a year, selected storytellers from our Community Education programs share their stories at larger public shows. In New York Stories, the annual Moth Mainstage celebrating those programs, they share the stage with such renowned names as Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Adam Gopnik and Mayor Ed Koch.
The Moth Community Education Programs seek to give voice to individuals whose stories might otherwise go unheard. Through participation in our workshops and StorySLAMs, both teens and adults discover that developing, sharing and hearing personal stories: promotes self-awareness and self-confidence; improves their ability to focus, distinguish and prioritize; develops empathy and tolerance; and translates into improved writing skills and enhanced literacy.
If you are interested in education resources or education programs outside New York City, contact Micaela Blei at email@example.com.