Los Angeles

Wednesday July 11
StorySLAM

Age

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Busby's East Map It

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

Event Details:

AGE: Prepare a five-minute story about the onslaught of minutes and years. Age is a bonus for cheese and wine and professors but a serious detriment to athletes and bananas. Bring tales of the folly and vigor of youth or the wisdom of age. Expiration...  Learn More

Tuesday July 17
StorySLAM

Betrayal

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

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...This venue is 21+. ...  Learn More

Tuesday July 31
StorySLAM

Boundaries

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

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

Tuesday August 7
StorySLAM

Collaboration

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

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

Wednesday August 15
StorySLAM

Impostor

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Busby's East Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm 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

Tuesday August 21
StorySLAM

Destiny

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

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.This venue is 21+. *Tickets for this event are av...  Learn More

Wednesday September 12
StorySLAM

Education

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Busby's East Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm 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. *Tickets for thi...  Learn More

Tuesday September 18
StorySLAM

Rivals

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

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.This ...  Learn More

Tuesday September 25
StorySLAM

Extra Mile

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm 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 2
StorySLAM

Scandal

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

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

Wednesday October 10
StorySLAM

Dues

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Busby's East Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm 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.*Tickets for this event are available one week befor...  Learn More

Tuesday October 16
StorySLAM

Disguises

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm 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

Tuesday November 6
StorySLAM

Beginnings

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm 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

Wednesday November 14
StorySLAM

Distance

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Busby's East Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm 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

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm 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

Wednesday December 5
Mainstage

The Moth Mainstage in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Avalon Hollywood Map It

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

Event Details:

Wednesday December 12
StorySLAM

Instincts

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Busby's East Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm 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

Tuesday December 18
StorySLAM

Joy

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm 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

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