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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jan 18, 2016

Introducing The Moth All City High School StorySLAM!

by Micaela Blei, Education Program Manager

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High School Students:
Apply for The Moth All City SLAM Team here!

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. We'll notify you within 4 weeks.

Fall 2016 workshops start Saturday on October 8th, 2016.

Shows are November 19th and 20th, 2016.

What is The Moth anyway?

The Moth is an international organization all about storytelling– TRUE STORIES TOLD LIVE. We have monthly shows in cities all over the country, a radio hour, and a podcast that’s downloaded over 25 million times a year. It’s all about people telling true stories from their lives– onstage, without notes.

Watch an example!

What is All City?

THE MOTH ALL CITY SLAM TEAM is an out-of-school performing arts project. High school students from all over New York City meet to practice and perform Moth stories. The program ends with a performance for friends, family and fans. You’ll meet with your team of about ten students, every Saturday for 8 weeks, starting October 2016. Shows will be in late November 2016.

What is a Moth story?

A Moth story is a TRUE PERSONAL STORY that you tell live to an audience, without notes. It can be about anything that has happened in your life– big or small, as long as it mattered to you or changed you in some way. It’s usually about 5 or 6 minutes long.

Am I eligible to join?

If you live in any borough of NYC and are in grades 10-12, you are eligible!  The only other thing you’ll need is to find a teacher at your school who can “nominate” you and be your advisor.  This just means they’ll check in with you at school- they won’t need to come with you to workshops.

Wait. What if I’m not “dramatic” or a “poet?”

Not a problem.  The great thing about storytelling, actually, is that there’s no right way to be or perform– it’s just about being yourself.  If you’re quiet and shy, you can tell a quiet/shy story. If you like doing imitations when you tell your stories, do those.

Where will All City SLAM Team meet, and how will I get there?

We’ll meet in a space in midtown Manhattan that’s easy to get to from lots of trains. We’re looking for the perfect one right now.

We’ll give you a Metrocard so that you can make it every week.

Will there be snacks?

Yes. Lots of them. Every time.

How do I apply?

Go here!

I have more questions. Who can I ask?

Ask us! Email with any questions at all.

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