4/16 The Moth StorySLAM: Stuck – (social distanced version)

8 PM TONIGHT, on your rectangle!



Sorry but small change of plans. We’ve had to reevaluate the format and need to go with the approach other SLAMS have found to work best – having storytellers submit a video of their story. Read on for details.

How it Works

1) Make a video recording of your 5 minute story on the NEW theme “STUCK” – tells us your tales of being stuck physically, emotionally, or both! Stuck at home, stuck away from home, stuck in your head. Whatever stuck means to you.
Send your story to me (Alan) via your favorite method of transferring large files by end of day 4/14. DM me for help/details. We will try to accommodate as many stories as makes sense.

2) Register for the zoom event event; link will be posted here a day or two before. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

3) We’ll also have answers to the written audience prompt to read and maybe even brief live zoom interviews with each storyteller after their video.

Otherwise all normal Moth SLAM rules apply:

Be Forewarned:
The Moth is for STORIES. Not for songs, poems, PowerPoint presentations or practicing your ventriloquism. No props or costumes allowed — just you, the microphone, and your story.

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 that one about you, Obama, Gandhi and Einstein up in a spaceship eating brownies… not so much.

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.

Story tips:
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.

Hosted as always by Alan Olifson.

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