District of Columbia (DC)

Monday August 19
StorySLAM

Camp

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: City Winery DC Map It

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

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Event Details:

CAMP: Prepare a five-minute story about camp; the summer destination where you found friends, first loves, and maybe a bees nest or two. Roughing it out in the woods or pitching tents in your backyard. Whether it’s the territory or community, you’ll ...  Learn More

Thursday September 5
StorySLAM

Lessons

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: Miracle Theatre Map It

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

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LESSONS: Prepare a five-minute story about those hard-learned lessons. From the streets or the schoolhouse. Moments of enlightenment. Whether from trial-and-error or trial-by-fire, we want to hear about your “aha!” moment. You learn something new eve...  Learn More

Monday September 16
StorySLAM

Neighborhoods

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: City Winery DC Map It

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

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NEIGHBORHOODS: Prepare a five-minute story about communities. Nosy grandma two doors down, kids on the stoop, block parties and other local flavors. The guy at the corner store, the church down the road, the playground down the block. Keeping up with...  Learn More

Thursday October 3
StorySLAM

Spooky

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: Miracle Theatre Map It

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

Event Details:

SPOOKY: Prepare a five-minute story about the moments that made your heart race. Jump up from your seat or hide under the covers. Be it Casper or spider. From butterflies to terror, reveal what makes you uneasy. Shaking in your boots or confronting i...  Learn More

Monday October 21
StorySLAM

Fraud

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: City Winery DC Map It

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

Event Details:

FRAUD: Prepare a five-minute story about fakes, liars, and hustlers. Tell us about a time when you felt like a phony or a sham. A moment where you struggled with impostor syndrome? Exposed a con? Catch Me If You Can or fake it 'til you make it. *T...  Learn More

Thursday November 14
StorySLAM

Gratitude

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: Miracle Theatre Map It

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

Event Details:

GRATITUDE: Prepare a five-minute story about blessings you can count or the ones in disguise. The times you looked a gift horse in the mouth or thanked your lucky stars. A wave of relief, a favor just for you, a hand to hold when you need it most.*T...  Learn More

Monday November 18
StorySLAM

Gumption

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: City Winery DC Map It

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

Event Details:

GUMPTION: Prepare a five-minute story about go-getting. Moments of courage and the peaks and pratfalls of a daring spirit. Scaling mountains or admitting to mistakes. Nerves of steel or jelly legs. Tell us about your gutsiest gambles and the mettle t...  Learn More

Wednesday November 27
GrandSLAM

GrandSLAM Championship

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: Lincoln Theatre Map It

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

Event Details:

The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine the DC GrandSLAM Story Champion. If you would like to avoi...  Learn More

Thursday December 5
StorySLAM

Family

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: Miracle Theatre Map It

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

Event Details:

FAMILY: Prepare a five-minute story about your kin, your clan, the people that made you. Awkward Thanksgiving dinners back home and last minute Friendsgivings in your cramped apartment. A chip off the old block or your neighbor down the block. Whethe...  Learn More

Monday December 16
StorySLAM

Traditions

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: City Winery DC Map It

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

Event Details:

TRADITIONS: Prepare a five-minute story about birthrights and rituals, customs and lore from those who went before. Friday night football or family FaceTime each Sunday. Chinese food on Christmas day or a New Year's leap into the ocean. Bat mitzvahs,...  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
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