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Monday October 23
StorySLAM

Competition

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

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COMPETITION: Prepare a five-minute story about the clash. Showdowns and tug-of-wars. Sibling rivalries, frenemies, battles of wit. Eyes on the prize; fighting for the girl, the gold medal, or the corner office. Dukes up. *All tickets become availa...  Learn More

Monday October 30
StorySLAM

Creepy

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

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CREEPY: Prepare a five-minute story about something that makes your skin crawl: the people, places or things that spook you. Creatures, humans included, who slither or skulk. Haunted houses, dark alleys, inappropriate co-worker comments, menacing Fac...  Learn More

Tuesday November 14
StorySLAM

Control

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

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CONTROL: Control towers and control top pantyhose. It's all about holding it together. Prepare a five-minute story about your valiant efforts to keep the equilibrium. Or your maniacal plans as puppetmaster to bend others to your will. A surgeon's pre...  Learn More

Thursday November 16
Mainstage

The Chicago Moth Mainstage

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: The Harris Theater Map It

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

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Monday November 20
StorySLAM

Promises

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

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PROMISES: Prepare a five-minute story about pledges. Wedding vows and pinky swears. Secret pacts. Promises you make to your friends, your parents, your kids or yourself. The oaths you work hard to honor and the empty ones you knew you’d never be abl...  Learn More

Tuesday November 28
StorySLAM

Revelations

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

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REVELATIONS: Prepare a five-minute story involving a personal eureka. "A-ha" moments, sudden focus, answers found, secrets disclosed. Seeing the light, finding the culprit, solving the mystery or stumbling upon the truth. *All tickets become availabl...  Learn More

Wednesday December 13
StorySLAM

Dirt

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

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DIRT: Prepare a five-minute story about dirt. Squalor, smut, filth, muck and mire! Dig it, dish it, spread it, hose it off. Dirt cheap, dirt poor, treated like dirt. Listen as gardeners and gossips share dirty tidbits and all the filthy details. Ta...  Learn More

Monday December 18
StorySLAM

Obsession

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

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OBSESSION: Prepare a five-minute story about not being able to let it go. Exes with unfinished business, binge-worthy Netflix shows, seductive practices that have moved from the anchor of your day to the master of your mind.*All tickets become availa...  Learn More

Wednesday December 20
StorySLAM

Rules

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

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RULES: Prepare a five-minute story about a rule. School, religion, moral codes, your mama, the law! The Golden Rule (do unto others) and parking rules. Sex on the third date? White shoes in winter? Three strikes and you're out. The strictly prohibite...  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