Ann Arbor’s Moth StorySLAM

. December 19, 2012.
The-Moth

 

A survey some years back that found the number one fear of most people—surpassing even the fear of death—was that of public speaking. Clearly not getting that memo are the many volunteering to tell their stories in front of large audiences as a part of Ann Arbor’s Moth StorySLAM

Modeled after the very popular NPR radio show, The Moth Story Hour, Ann Arbor’s version takes place on the third Tuesday of every month at the Circus Bar. The format is simple; every Moth night ten storytellers are chosen, at random, from those who sign up, to tell a five minute TRUE story. Three teams of judges, volunteers selected from that night’s audience, adjudicate, and the teller with the top score goes on to compete with the year's other winners in the next GrandSLAM Championship.

Contestants are required to tell stories related to the theme of the month, which is posted on the Moth’s website earlier. Well known actor, singer and comedienne, Satori Shakoor hosts, and the Circus Bar is always jammed with lines forming outside well before the doors open at 6pm for the 7:30pm show. With admission at $5 there are few better entertainment deals in town.

Circus Bar, 210 S. 1st St. www.themoth.org/events. —SS

 

Trending

Weekend Music Guide: Adventures With Vultures / Fallow Land / Liars & Thieves and more

1.) This Friday at the Blind Pig, you can find a sleek bridge between heady space-rock and intimate dream-pop, with Fallow Land (pictured above). More InfoPinscher by Fallow Land – 2.) On Saturday, Plymouth-based alt-country/Americana twanger Matt Sauter will shift your conception of traditional folk singers. Adventures With Vultures leads an excellent lineup at the Blind Pig, with Brother

41st Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival Supports The Ark

  Often near the top of my list of “Things I Love Most About The Ann Arbor Music Scene” is…. The Ark. The Ark is a nonprofit listening room dedicated to the preservation and celebration of music-as-tradition. It’s a place that can demonstrate the power music can have to enrich a community and bring people

Immersed in the Aftermath of World War II

Jessica’s Shattuck plumbs the history her family to tell an epic tale

Biz Buzz – January 2018

Updates in Local Business