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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.

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?

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.

What are the Fall 2019 workshop dates?

Applications for Fall 2019 have closed. Check back the last week of January for Spring 2020 applications!

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.

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!

Gary Daniels

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.