Tickets on sale 3pm, Wednesday October 29th.
The celebrated NYC radio show continue their debut UK event series. Do you have a story you have been burning to tell? The Moth StorySLAMs are open to anyone with a five-minute, true, story to share on the night’s theme.
In honour of Guy Fawkes, this month's theme: BUSTED
Caught red-handed by the law, your mum, your boss or the security camera! Tell us about being sent up the river, to the clink, the head-master's office or into the apology zone OR tell us about your own personal Sherlock work: the stake-outs, shake downs, raids and strip searches that brought the perp to justice.
When the doors open,Sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just sit back and listen. A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner. After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in our GrandSLAM Championships. Come sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!
Sometimes people are nervous to submit at the start, and we know it can be intimidating up there! If you've prepared a story but get cold feet, don't forget the audience is here to support you!
The Moth is for TRUE STORIES. The Moth is not for fiction stories. The tiny fictions and lies we tell ourselves ARE part of our "true stories" but but fabricated people, places or events are not allowed. The Moth is NOT a venue for readings; it is a venue for tellings. No notes, papers, or cheat sheets allowed. Contestants are judged on sticking to the five-minute time frame, sticking to the theme and having a story that sticks -- one that has a conflict and a resolution.
No standup comedy routines please:
The Moth LOVES funny people but requires that all funny people tell funny STORIES.
Steer clear of meandering endings:
Your last line should be clear in your head.
Star in the action and up the stakes!
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story.