San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Prepare a five-minute STORY about a father. A rolling stone or a rock, chronically absent or overbearingly present. Shotgun weddings, the Dad-Daughter Dance, father-son bonding. Patriarchs and father-figures. Becoming a father or finding one.
Please click here for $8 General Admission tickets and $16 Premium tickets (please see ticketing details below)
Premium tickets allow for early admission (6:00pm-6:30pm) and first-choice seating. Make sure to show up at to ensure early admittance.
General admission tickets guarantee admittance, with a first-come first-serve selection of seating. Make sure to show up by 6 to ensure admittance.
Dinner plate: Chicken Breast stuffed with Spinach & Feta, Mediterranean Rice and Veggies $9
Nachos Assorted snacks and Desserts
How to tell a story?
7:00pm: Sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just settle into your seats and buckle up to listen to the show.
7:30pm (SHARP): We'll pick the first name and the show will begin.
Each teller will have 5 minutes to tell his or her tale. After each story, the judges confer, and give a score. The teller with the highest score becomes our StorySLAM winner. The winner will compete with the year's other winners in our next GrandSLAM Championship.
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 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. Start in the action and set up the stakes.
Moth StorySLAM Producer: Jenifer Hixson