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Monday August 21
StorySLAM

Elbow Grease Sponsored by SHINOLA

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: The Howard Theatre Map It

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

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Event Details:

ELBOW GREASE: Prepare a five-minute story about creating change, together. Finding ways to play a part, from bake sales to rally cries, building a barn or raising a child. Being a friend with a truck on moving day. Rolling up sleeves and digging in. ...  Learn More

Monday September 18
StorySLAM

Mastery Sponsored by PEET'S

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: The Howard Theatre Map It

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

Event Details:

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET. Media Sponsor: WAMU Sponsored by: Peet's ...  Learn More

Wednesday October 11
GrandSLAM

GrandSLAM Championship Sponsored by REI

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 of the GrandSLAM, using words as weapons, they will compete to determine the next DC Moth GrandSLAM Story Champion...  Learn More

Monday October 16
StorySLAM

Creepy

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: The Howard Theatre Map It

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

Event Details:

CREEPY: Prepare a five-minute story about something that makes your skin crawl—the people, places or things that spook you. Creatures, humans included, who slither or skulk. Haunted houses, dark alleys, inappropriate co-worker comments, menacin...  Learn More

Monday November 20
StorySLAM

Control

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: The Howard Theatre Map It

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

Event Details:

CONTROL: Control towers and control top pantyhose. It's all about holding it together. Prepare a five-minute story about your valiant efforts to keep the equilibrium. Or your maniacal plans as puppetmaster to bend others to your will. A surgeon's pre...  Learn More

Monday December 18
StorySLAM

Dirt

District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: The Howard Theatre Map It

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

Event Details:

Prepare a five-minute story about dirt. Squalor, smut, filth, muck and mire! Dig it, dish it, spread it, hose it off. Dirt cheap, dirt poor, treated like dirt. Listen as gardeners and gossips share dirty tidbits and share all the filthy details. Ta...  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