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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!


Applications for All Country are now open and will close Sunday, October 24th at 11:59pm. APPLY HERE!

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 Fall 2021 virtual workshop dates?

We will be offering All Country on four different schedules (you'll only be part of one schedule, but choose all you're available for in our application):



Saturdays, October 30th - December 18th (no workshop November 27th), 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST

Saturdays, October 30th - December 18th (no workshop November 27th), 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST

Mondays, November 1st - December 13th, 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST

Tuesdays, November 2nd - December 14th, 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST

Apply now!

Applications due Sunday, October 24th.

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 Country 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.