Chicago

Monday February 26
StorySLAM

Secrets

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

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Event Details:

SECRETS: Prepare a five minute story about hidden stairways, handshakes, agendas, or ingredients - why you bought a paper shredder, your undisclosed crush, that thing in your bottom drawer, the real reason you wouldn't go on a second date, classified...  Learn More

Tuesday March 13
StorySLAM

Tests

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

Event Details:

TESTS: Prepare a five-minute story about being put through the ringer. From "How do I look in these pants?" to "How do you calculate velocity?" Failing, excelling, and setting the curve. Testing your knowledge, your loyalty, or your last nerve. Rega...  Learn More

Monday March 19
StorySLAM

Manners

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

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MANNERS: Prepare a five-minute story about civil comportment. P's and Q's, southern hospitality, reform school. Behaving like a perfect lady/gentleman or revealing your uncouth inner beast. Bad habits, rude encounters, misinterpretations. Sit up stra...  Learn More

Tuesday March 27
StorySLAM

Aftermath

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

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AFTERMATH: Prepare a five-minute story about consequences. Aftershocks and fallout. The morning after! Indelible grins! Walks of shame! Monday morning quarterbacks. Assessing the wreckage from the storm. And after the dust has settled, the decision t...  Learn More

Tuesday April 10
StorySLAM

Caught

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

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CAUGHT: Prepare a five-minute story about finding yourself in a sticky situation. Pockets emptied to reveal contraband, the release of a hidden booby trap, all eyes in the lecture hall on you, in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tell us a tale abo...  Learn More

Monday April 16
StorySLAM

Awards

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

Event Details:

AWARDS: Prepare a five-minute story about the spoils of one's achievement! An "A for effort" is FINE, but let's hear about your trophies, honors and gifts of glorious reverence (or lack there of...) Employee of the month, biggest catch of the day, Em...  Learn More

Tuesday April 24
StorySLAM

Mail

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

Event Details:

MAIL: Prepare a five-minute story involving a mailbox. Love letters, junk mail, hate mail, fan mail. Writing that Dear John letter, or receiving a court order, ransom note, or news from the admissions office. Brown paper packages, test results, brea...  Learn More

Tuesday May 8
StorySLAM

Ego

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

Event Details:

EGO: Prepare a five-minute story involving self-worth. Low or high, over-inflated or starved, tales of ego. Blow-hards and wall flowers, narcissists and self doubters. What Id you say?This venue is 17+, unless accompanied by an adult. *All tickets...  Learn More

Monday May 21
StorySLAM

Falling

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

Event Details:

FALLING: Falling stars, dropping temperatures, klutzes, leaves, stock markets, parachutes, depression, madness, bungee cords and of course, love. Prepare a five-minute story about losing your footing, plunging in willy-nilly and waiting for impact.*A...  Learn More

Tuesday May 22
StorySLAM

Hair

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

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HAIR: Prepare a five minute story about curls, bangs, and mop tops. Relaxing it, pulling it out, or trading out the pigtails for a mohawk. Proving you're more than just "that kid with the blue hair". Loving what you were born with or reinventing your...  Learn More

Tuesday June 12
StorySLAM

Endings

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Promontory Map It

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

Event Details:

ENDINGS: Prepare a five-minute story about the final scenes. The last day of school, the dramatic breakup, or the last time you saw your dog. Doors closing, windows opening. When it's all said and done, how did it go down?This venue is 17+, unless ac...  Learn More

Monday June 18
StorySLAM

Technology

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: SPACE Map It

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

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TECHNOLOGY: Prepare a five-minute story about the gadgetry that propels your life. Smart phones, pacemakers, GPS and Google. Bionic limbs, instant messages, spaceships and laser surgery. The Luddite's lament while the futurists rejoice!*All tickets b...  Learn More

Tuesday June 26
StorySLAM

Impostor

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall Map It

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

Event Details:

IMPOSTOR: Prepare a five-minute story about the masks we wear. Disguising the true person with a fake mustache or phony Ph.D. Fabricated credentials or a cloak and girdle! The banjo-strumming, sensitive-guy persona you put on to get with the ladies....  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