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11/01/2010

Let’s Dance

For the past week we have been featuring our previous Storyslam winners who will be competing in our Fall Grand Slam on November 10! Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

For our “Song and Dance” StorySlam at the Kimmel Center Solstice Celebration, Michael told a very touching story about his experience dancing at his sister’s funeral. We unfortunately don’t have any video from the Kimmel Slam, so you’ll have to trust us that the story was great. We cannot wait to see him take on our other storytellers in November! Until then, check out what he has to say about stories!

You can also check out our previously featured storytellers here.

Name: Michael Molina Minard
Age: 35
Location: Philadelphia
Slam won: Summer Solstice Slam

What was the last thing you won (story slam not included)?
Won the heart of my girl Kristen, just this summer.

In honor of FPA’s 10 year anniversary in 2011 – Tell us a story in 10 words.
Nighttime. Sleeping alone in a flimsy tent. Grizzly country.

What would your dream theme be for a Storyslam? What story would you tell?
Dream theme: Exclusive Clubs.
Would you join a club that wanted you? After 5 years of denials from MFA Film programs, that included interviews at UCLA and FSU, I finally get an acceptance to Montana State U. The only problem, like most poorly matched transplants, I was rejected.

Who do you know that tells the worst (or best) stories?
Best Storyteller: Uncle Mark’s endless subversive tales.

Why are you a good storyteller? (aka why should your competitors be scared?)
I do what others can’t do for themselves – I share.

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: Alter Ego
  • Date: October 23, 2018
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Venue: Fringe Arts Building
  • Location: 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • 2018 First Person Arts Festival: SlamCamp for Beginners
  • Date: November 4, 2018
  • Time: 12 PM
  • Venue: Christ Church Neighborhood House
  • Location: 20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106