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Tuesday June 6


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Venue: World Cafe Live Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Listen to true stories or share your own at our open-mic storytelling competition! Tonight's theme… PRIDE: Prepare a five-minute story about embracing your identity. Coming out and inspiring others to do the same. Found family, fluidity...  Learn More

Saturday October 21

The Moth Mainstage in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Venue: Miller Theater Map It

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

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The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present recognized storyt...  Learn More

Moth Events


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.


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!


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.


Featuring high school and college students who have participated in Moth workshops in their schools.


Showcases of storytellers from a wide range of populations, community organizations and non-profits.

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