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Meet Grand Slam Contestant, Anissa!


Name: Anissa Weinraub
Age: 34
Location: West Philly
Slam won: The Ex-Files (as per usual)

Q: What was the last thing you won (StorySlam not included)?

A: I win everyday when I make too-cool-for-school teenagers laugh and/or think critically. I also hold the record for Most Career Wins as a softball pitcher at my midwestern high school. NBD. (Please refer to story video below for reference.)

Q: FPA has been doing Slams in Philly for 7 years now. (Woot!) In honor of that, tell us a story in 7 words

A: Educators’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions.

Q: What would your dream theme be for a StorySlam? What story would you tell?

A: Plan B. I can’t tell you all, but it revolves around post-college employment and Craigstlist.

Q: Who do you know that tells the worst (or best) stories?

A: Best — R. Eric Thomas. But that’s obvious.
2nd best — Dan Denvir. Investigative Journalism in Philly!

Q: Why are you a good storyteller? (aka why should your competitors be scared?)

A: Refer to the answer in “what was the last thing you won?” I navigate tough crowds daily.

See Anissa compete at the Grand Slam on Friday, May 16 at Underground Arts for the title of “Best Storyteller in Philadelphia” and $250! DON’T WAIT! This event sells out every season.

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: Windfall
  • Date: August 27, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: CSZ Philadelphia
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107