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All City StorySLAM

The 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 every Saturday for 8 weeks. The program ends with a performance for friends, family and fans. **APPLY NOW**

“It surprised me how close everyone got, despite our differences.”
— All City StorySLAM Alum —

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.

When are the next workshops?

1. Sat, March 16th
2. Sat, March 23rd
3. Sat, March 30th
4. Sat, April 6th
5. Sat, April 13th
>>> SKIP April 20th <<<
6. Sat, April 27th - Dress Rehearsal
7. Sat, May 11th - Reflection

When are the next performances?

SLAMs will be held on Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, May 5th.

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.

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.

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

We’ll meet at the Moth Office (known as the Moffice), at 75 Broad Street, in the Financial District. We’ll give you a Metrocard so that you can make it every week.

Will there be snacks?

Yes. Lots of them, plus lunch. Every time.

How do I apply?

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Follow this link to **APPLY NOW**. The deadline for applications is Friday, Tuesday, March 12th, but early applications receive extra consideration. 

I have more questions. Who can I ask?

Ask us! Email with any questions at all.

“It's not what you think it's going to be. It's going to be so much better.”
— All City StorySLAM Alum —