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Come tell a story. Live, without notes.

Every month, we gather around an open mic to hear our fellow humans tell us their truths.

What We Do


If you’re familiar with The Moth, it’s kind of like that. At Front Parlor, tellers volunteer their names in a can, and the MC selects the order at random. (Bribes encouraged.) Tellers share 5-minute, true stories based on a common theme

Front Parlor also features “flash nonfiction” — one- or two-sentence, audience-submitted stories responding to a prompt based on the evening’s theme.  Flash nonfiction is a relatively painless (and anonymous) way to share your stories.

Join us at our next open mic.

We meet every second Tuesday of the month in Troy. Check out our events page for details and next month’s theme.