Chicago

Wednesday January 30
StorySLAM

Backwards

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

BACKWARDS: Prepare a five-minute story about regression. Going back in time. Rebounds and backslides. Tales of the vice versa, the inside out, and the topsy turvy. Revisit the scene of the crime. Press rewind. *All tickets become available one...  Learn More

Monday February 11
GrandSLAM

GrandSLAM Championship

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Athenaeum Theatre Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

*All tickets become available at least four weeks before the show. *Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final. Media Sponsor: WBEZ and Vocalo...  Learn More

Monday February 18
StorySLAM

Love Hurts

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

LOVE HURTS: Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things y...  Learn More

Wednesday February 27
StorySLAM

Delusions

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

DELUSIONS: Prepare a five minute story about wearing rose-colored glasses. Putting on blinders. We're gonna be famous. She's the one. No one saw that. Visions dancing in your head. Monsters under the bed. I can fly! *All tickets become available o...  Learn More

Monday March 18
StorySLAM

Blame

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

BLAME: Prepare a five-minute story about being left holding the bag. Taking the fall, feeling the heat. Your honor impugned, your good name sullied! Scolded, accused or rebuked! Share stories of pointing the finger, naming names, squealing. Getting o...  Learn More

Wednesday March 27
StorySLAM

Envy

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

ENVY: Prepare a five-minute story involving the undeservedly blessed who luxuriate in all you want. Or speak on your own jealousy-causing good fortune. Bring your tales of loathing someone just because they have more money than you, more followers on...  Learn More

Monday April 15
StorySLAM

Bamboozled

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

BAMBOOZLED: Prepare a five-minute story about your greatest con, your Tom Sawyer moment, or the day gullibility got the best of you. That time when you managed to pull the wool over someone's eyes ... or that moment you became the mark. Hoodwinker ...  Learn More

Tuesday April 30
StorySLAM

Blunders

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

BLUNDERS: Prepare a five-minute story about a time you goofed. Wax on about a gaffe, mistake, misstep or other oops. Recount a defining slip-up, blooper, or faux pas from your life and times. Recall saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, letting t...  Learn More

Monday May 20
StorySLAM

Mama Rules

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

MAMA RULES: Prepare a five-minute story involving a mother or mothering! Your womb of origin or the person who raised you. Mother love: making it all better or setting you straight. Maternal instincts and mother-powered superhuman acts. (Lifting a ca...  Learn More

Wednesday May 29
StorySLAM

Flawed

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

FLAWED: Prepare a five-minute story about pitfalls. Imperfections....a glitch that changed your course either for the better or for the worse. Times that even Beyonce couldn't say "I woke up like this." Some say the flaws are what makes something bea...  Learn More

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Moth Events

Mainstage

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.

StorySLAM

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!

GrandSLAM

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.

Special Events

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

Education

Featuring high school and college students who have participated in Moth workshops in their schools.

Community

Showcases of storytellers from a wide range of populations, community organizations and non-profits.

Global Community
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