Chicago

Monday July 16
StorySLAM

Betrayal

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

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BETRAYAL: Prepare a five minute story about violations of trust. Blurted secrets, cheated lovers and broken promises. Knowing when to snitch and knowing where to hide when the truth comes out. True friends stab you in the front... *All tickets bec...  Learn More

Tuesday July 24
StorySLAM

Boundaries

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

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BOUNDARIES: Prepare a five-minute story about boundaries—the brink, the border, the barriers. Think meddlesome in-laws and visits from outlaws. Mark your territory! Color outside the lines! Bring us stories about the ball that went out of bound...  Learn More

Monday August 6
StorySLAM

Business

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

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BUSINESS: Prepare a five minute story about professional dealings. Selling out or buying in. Exciting ventures, risky arrangements and blind ambition. Breaking eggs to make omelets, stabbing backs to get ahead and creative solutions to integrating wo...  Learn More

Tuesday August 14
StorySLAM

Collaboration

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

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COLLABORATION: Prepare a five-minute story about teamwork. Dynamic duos, helping hands, partners in crime. United by a common goal, allied by a mutual enemy. Collective efforts in the kitchen, field or boardroom. Overcoming differences, agreeing to d...  Learn More

Tuesday August 28
StorySLAM

Destiny

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

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DESTINY: Prepare a five-minute story about something you feel was meant to be. Destined for greatness or not-so-greatness, fated to marry the girl next door, win the lottery or become a lumberjack.*All tickets become available one week before the sho...  Learn More

Tuesday September 11
StorySLAM

Education

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

Event Details:

EDUCATION: Prepare a five-minute story about knowledge. Gleaned from teachers or the streets, lessons learned. From the Ivy League to hard knocks, beauty school to a hospital residency. Hot for teacher, pencils down, wax on, wax off. This venue i...  Learn More

Monday September 17
StorySLAM

Rivals

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

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RIVALS: Prepare a five-minute story about your nemesis: the Backstreet Boy to your N'Sync, the Killmonger to your T'Challa, the Paris to your Nicole. Yankees to Red Sox, cats to dogs, Coke to Pepsi. Tell of enemies, "frenemies," rivals and foes. *...  Learn More

Tuesday September 18
StorySLAM

Extra Mile

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

Event Details:

EXTRA MILE: Prepare a five-minute story about going the distance…and THEN SOME. Over-achieving and over-stepping your bounds. Blazing an ambitious trail, or flying too close to the sun. These feet are made for walkin'. Comfortable footwear adv...  Learn More

Tuesday October 9
StorySLAM

Disguises

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

Event Details:

DISGUISES: Prepare a five-minute story about your undercover self, about obscuring the real you- with a fake mustache, a nurse's uniform, a cloak, a girdle or a giant hotdog costume. Mental disguises, like the Ph.D. you earned to appease your mothe...  Learn More

Monday October 15
StorySLAM

Scandal

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

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SCANDAL: Prepare a five-minute story about raising eyebrows. The naughty, the disgraced, the dishonored and the people who love them. Gossip, dirt, the skinny and all the gory details shared over midday tea. Oh the shame, the indignity, the outrage...  Learn More

Monday October 22
StorySLAM

Dues

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

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

Tuesday November 13
StorySLAM

Beginnings

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

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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

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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

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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

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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