Hey, all y'all!
Guess who's performing at The Moth GrandSlam storytelling competition in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 24 at 8 p.m. at The Regent Theater? That's right, me! Please come share the experience if you can. The topic is Identity Crisis, so buy your tickets soon, because GrandSlams always sell out, and this topic promises a fascinating night of revelations.
"What's The Moth?" you say.
Glad you asked:
The Moth's premise is deceptively simple: true stories, told live, no notes. "The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience." If you're unfamiliar with live storytelling, I recommend checking out The Moth Radio Hour or The Moth Podcast. I find it mesmerizing, even addicting—in the best way.
"Okay, so what's a GrandSlam?" you say.
Glad you asked that, too:
A GrandSlam features ten storytellers who have won local StorySlams, who now compete for one of The Moth's greatest honors: GrandSlam Champion. We'll all prepare stories on the night's theme and get five minutes to share that story in front of a live audience, without notes. The audience at The Regent promises to be a big one, about 700 people. Could be terrifying, or thrilling, or both. Hope to see you there...
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