Starting September 2016, in addition to online sales, tickets will be available at the door for all StorySLAMs on a first-come, first served basis. Tickets are £8.00 and can be purchased with cash.
VOYAGE: Prepare a five-minute story about travel. Speak of adventures in a different time zone (or at least a different zip code!) Tell us about *language barriers and the hunger, fear, lust or delight that compelled you to make the leap *exchange rates,exotic flavors, culture shock *phrase book essentials: "Thanks SO MUCH, but huge bummer, I'm allergic to lizard meat." *missing the comforts of home and reveling in the comforts of there *when in Rome...realizing it wasn't built in a day. From xenophiles to xenophobes, hear stories of fresh perspectives. New Jersey to Nepal, anywhere but home. "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." St. Augustine
How it Works:
7:30pm Sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just sit back and listen.
8:00pm (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 for TRUE STORIES. OK, there won't be a fact-checker there, and the FBI probably won't dig into your files to verify the names and dates and places, but please know, emphatically, The Moth is not for fiction stories. The tiny fictions and lies we tell ourselves ARE part of our "true stories" 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 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.
**All Sales Final**