Chicago

Monday October 22
StorySLAM

Dues

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

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Event Details:

DUES: Prepare a five-minute story about DUES. The long hours, the horrible conditions, the leg work, low wages and abuse that earns you the golden ticket. Paying dues at work, school or in romance. *All tickets become available one week before th...  Learn More

Monday October 29
GrandSLAM

GrandSLAM Championship

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Athenaeum Theatre Map It

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

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*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 Vo...  Learn More

Tuesday November 13
StorySLAM

Beginnings

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

Event Details:

BEGINNINGS: Prepare a five-minute story about a beginning. Dawn, step one, day one, birth or re-birth. Initiations and inaugurations. Tabula rasa. A new leaf, a new loft, a puppy, a job, parole. New car smell. A makeover so magical your own mama don'...  Learn More

Monday November 19
StorySLAM

Distance

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

Event Details:

DISTANCE: Prepare a five-minute story about being near or far, the measure between places, people, hearts and minds. Emotionally unavailable, physically separated, long shots, and the distance that heals all wounds. Step away from the car. Snuggle up...  Learn More

Tuesday November 27
StorySLAM

Fear

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

Event Details:

FEAR: Prepare a five-minute story about fright. From butterflies to terror, reveal what makes you panic, shake or cry out for your mommy. Monsters, haircuts, your bank statements or rabid dogs. Aging, falling, flying, dentists or spiders. Doorknobs,...  Learn More

Tuesday December 11
StorySLAM

Joy

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

Event Details:

JOY: Prepare a five-minute story about an experience that brought you utter delight, or a time you were able to provide it for somebody else. Glee, euphoria, eureka...a random act of kindness, a brand new car with a ribbon on it or a compassionate ea...  Learn More

Monday December 17
StorySLAM

Roads

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

Event Details:

ROADS *All tickets become available one week before the show, at 2pm CT / 3pm ET. *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not gu...  Learn More

Wednesday December 19
StorySLAM

Instincts

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

Event Details:

INSTINCTS: Prepare a five-minute tale involving your animal instincts. Tell us about your intuition or sixth sense, a premonition or other intangible instruction from your deep down insides. Spidey sense, bar room brawls, or the hunch that leads you...  Learn More

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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