With the first Thursdays of every month comes The Moth StorySLAM at Fremont Abbey. The NYC-born event/podcast/storytelling style/etcetera strives to express the universality of human experience through stories.
This community-centered open mic night takes place in the nave of a church. Each storyteller has five minutes to tell a story related to the night’s theme. The catch is the storytellers are selected at random from the audience.
This month’s theme is “juggle.” Here’s the prompt: “Prepare a five-minute story about keeping everything in the air. Multiple projects, people, and tasks—you can do it all! Balancing acts, spinning plates, or the comedy of errors when it all starts to wobble. Love triangles, extra shifts, multiple jobs. School, work AND parties? All it takes is one little slip…”
Maybe you want to go to listen to some stories, or maybe you’ve got a story. I love reading these prompts and thinking of what I would say if my name got called at the slam. I learned how to juggle when I was 11 and I always drop something. Haven’t we all built so many houses of cards and watched them collapse around us?
So buy your ticket to the Moth and, before you go, think about what story you’d want to tell. Once everyone’s had five minutes in the spotlight, the crowd votes on the best storyteller of the night. Could be you!
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