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All Country is a free, virtual, out-of-school performing arts project. High school students from all over the country meet to practice and perform Moth stories every Saturday for 7 weeks. The program ends with a performance for friends, family and fans.

All City is the same for students in all five boroughs of NYC. Read on for more details!


Apply now to All Country! Applications are due March 22nd.

All City applications are closed. Check back in the fall for new dates!

If you can't apply now, fill out this contact form to stay up to date!

If you or your school are interested in a longer term partnership with The Moth, email to learn more about our Residency Program.

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

Am I eligible to join All Country?

If you live anywhere in the United States 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.

What are the Spring 2021 virtual workshop dates?

We will be offering All Country at two different times on the following dates:


2:00-3:30pm EST (Eastern Time)

3:30-5:00pm EST (Eastern Time)


April 3

April 10

April 17

April 24

May 1

May 8

May 15

Apply now!

Applications due Monday, March 22nd.

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 meet, and how will I get there?

All workshop sessions will take place on Zoom and you will receive the links over email.

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 —

Here's a peek into our program if you needed more reasons to join!

Wilson Portorreal runs into traffic to save Hershey, the family dog.

The Moth's Education Program teaches first-person storytelling and provides storytelling opportunities for students in grades 9-12 throughout New York City.