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Washington DC

Thursday August 1

Hot Mess

Washington DC, District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: Miracle Theatre Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Listen to true stories or share your own at our open-mic storytelling competition! Tonight's theme… HOT MESS: Prepare a five-minute story about spectacular chaos. Faux pas and flamboyant fails. Calamitous confusion. Wearing two diff...  Learn More

Moth Events


Curated events featuring five tellers who develop and shape their stories with our directors. Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge.


Open-mic storytelling competitions. Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show!


After ten StorySLAMs in a city, the winners then compete for the title of GrandSLAM Champion with a brand new story. This is the ultimate battle of wits and words.

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Each year The Moth presents two benefits featuring a special show and party: The Moth Ball and the Moth Members' Show.


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SLAM Showcase

SLAM Showcases feature beloved stories from our popular StorySLAM series presented a new!

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The Moth Ball is our most important fundraiser of the year! The evening will include a cocktail party, an elegant seated dinner, Moth storytellers, and a presentation of The Moth Legacy Award and the Storyteller of The Year Award.