The best way to get to know someone is to listen to their stories. Everyone has a story even if they think they don’t, and up in the hills of Lisbon, once a month, a random, eclectic, curious group of people gather to listen to these first-person stories told in an intimate setting.
While it is sort of like The Moth—we do want first-person stories that are short in length—we give you a few extra minutes (stories should be 7-10 min) and there is no competition or scoring. You should expect a friendly and welcoming audience sipping red wine or herbal tea while they share in the vulnerable moments of your life. We generally have anywhere from 8-10 storytellers. There is also an intermission which offers everyone a chance to socialize.
We welcome everyone. Listeners. Storytellers. And people who have never told a story on stage but have an itch to try. Please join us.
Voices from around the world sharing in an open-mic storytelling format.
The theme for November is "Spooky" in honor of Halloween. Interpret the theme freely. Give us your spookiest tales of ghosts and haunted houses, scary nights, witchy coincidences, and visits by the supernatural. Maybe it is about that time that your bed moved across the room while you slept in a medieval castle. Or about the psychic who correctly predicted you falling in love (or in a ditch). Or maybe it is simply that time you got drunk on a Halloween night and hidden by a mask you felt free to live out a fantasy.
Give us scary and creepy and strange. Costumes are encouraged but not required for attendance. Let's keep the Halloween celebration going.
Please come just to listen or get on stage, be vulnerable, and share with us, a diverse group of welcoming and open people who are curious about each others' lives.
Stories will last from 7 to 10 minutes. Expect anywhere from 8 to 10 stories plus an intermission.
For help on crafting the story for the stage, check out https://themoth.org/share-your-story/storytelling-tips-tricks
Interested in sharing a story? Send your pitch, questions, or comments by WhatsApp to [masked]