Chicago

Tuesday July 11
StorySLAM

Beauty

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

Event Details:

BEAUTY: Prepare a five-minute story about that which is skin and/or soul-deep. Works of art, works of nature, and works of parents with stunning genes. What lengths have you gone to to emulate your ideal aesthetic, and where have you uncovered unexpe...  Learn More

Monday July 17
StorySLAM

Armor

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

Event Details:

ARMOR: Prepare a five-minute story about gearing up against outside forces, real or imagined. Helmets, bulletproof glass, biting sarcasm. The foxhole of your heart! The bunker of your soul! Feigning nonchalance, pretending to be impenetrable, buildin...  Learn More

Tuesday July 25
StorySLAM

Elbow Grease Sponsored by SHINOLA

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

Event Details:

ELBOW GREASE: Prepare a five-minute story about creating change, together. Finding ways to play a part, from bake sales to rally cries, building a barn or raising a child. Being a friend with a truck on moving day. Rolling up sleeves and digging in. ...  Learn More

Tuesday August 8
StorySLAM

Caution

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

Event Details:

CAUTION- Prepare a five-minute story about prudent behavior. Treading lightly, hedging bets, playing it safe. Vigilant rule-followers, overprotective mother hens, reckless thrill-seekers. Red alert- pitfalls ahead: hazardous materials, dangerous terr...  Learn More

Monday August 21
StorySLAM

Deadlines

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

Event Details:

DEADLINES: From term papers to having the house spotless before your mother-in-law arrives... as well as: hunting for gas with the needle on E, your first million by 30, abs of steel by summer, finding a willing lover before the Viagra wears off, smo...  Learn More

Tuesday August 29
StorySLAM

Good Intentions

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

Event Details:

GOOD INTENTIONS: Prepare a five-minute story about just trying to help. Botched benevolence and helpful turned hurtful. Rejected generosity. Misconstrued constructive criticism. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Take us on the road.*All...  Learn More

Monday September 18
StorySLAM

Schooled

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

Event Details:

SCHOOLED- Taught by nuns or wolves, the streets, trial and error or Harvard professors, come share a story of SCHOOL. Prepare a five-minute tale about lessons learned, mentored enlightenment or hard knock knowledge.*All tickets become available ...  Learn More

Tuesday September 26
StorySLAM

Comfort

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

Event Details:

COMFORT: Prepare a five-minute story about being snug as a bug in a rug. A blissful sleep, a peaceful relationship, a restorative act of kindness. Times when life has rubbed you the wrong way, and fate sent you solace in the metaphoric form of a cush...  Learn More

Tuesday October 10
StorySLAM

Discovery

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

Event Details:

DISCOVERY: Prepare a five-minute story about unearthing truth. Moments of eureka in a cave or in therapy, through careful analysis or dumb luck. Learning something brand new or finding something you probably should have recognized all along. This ...  Learn More

Monday October 16
StorySLAM

Competition

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

Event Details:

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

Event Details:

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, menacin...  Learn More

Tuesday November 14
StorySLAM

Control

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

Event Details:

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

Monday November 20
StorySLAM

Promises

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

Event Details:

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

Event Details:

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

Event Details:

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

Event Details:

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

Event Details:

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