Last night, the World Cafe Live stage began a clean slate; the competition to earn a spot in the next Grand Slam line-up started fresh. The venue was packed with storytellers and story-lovers alike ready to kick off the brand new Slam season. It’s hard to believe this new season marks the seventh year First Person Arts has produced StorySlams in Philadelphia.
Many audience members put their names in the bucket for a chance to be one of the lucky ten picked to slam their story on stage. The theme was “Family Ties.”
As you might imagine, last night’s theme conjured tales from across the emotional spectrum including joyous, humorous, and heartfelt tributes, along with stories that dug up harder days.
Let’s face it, every family experiences turbulent times. Sean‘s family met theirs on a family vacation spent white water rafting. Does the family survive their sink or swim moment, or do they all abandon ship? Find out in the video of his winning and Audience Favorite performance from last night’s Slam below.
Congratulations Sean! Special thanks to all of our storytellers and to everyone who came out to share tales of “Family Ties” last night. You’re part of the First Person Arts family now.
The next Slam is this Friday, December 14th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The theme is “Home for the Holidays.” Join us again on Tuesday, December 18 at L’Etage. The theme is “Gifts and Giving.” For more information about these and other Slams, click here.