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Meet Grand Slam Contestant Anne!


The 13th FPA Grand Slam is just a few weeks away! (PSST! GRAB YOUR TICKETS HERE!) And we only think it’s fair that you get a chance to check out the competition before the show. Over the next few weeks leading up to the showdown we’ll be introducing you to each of our talented Grand Slam contestants. Today we’re introducing you to “Animal” StorySlam winner, Anne Thomas!

Name: Anne Thomas
Age: 57
Location: Washington DC
Slam won: Animal

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

AT: 2013 National Storytelling Festival Slam

AG: This is our 13th Annual FPA Fest. In honor of that, could you share with us a 13 word story?
AT: One night in a jazz club, four people meet and four marriages result.

AG: For the first time ever, the winner of this Grand Slam will get a $250 CASH PRIZE! What will you do with the money if you win?
AT: Take 10 friends to the trampoline park!

AG: What would your dream theme be for a StorySlam? What story would you tell?
AT: Mistakes were made. I would tell the story about the time I flew from Madagascar to DC via Paris and Air France wouldn’t let me use the bathroom, lost my wheelchair, causing me to miss my connection and then tried to charge me for another ticket!

AG: Who would you love to perform live on stage with?
AT: John Leguziamo

AG: Why are you a good storyteller? (aka why should your competitors be scared?)
AT: I’m willing to be vulnerable.

Alyssa Guckin, Marketing Intern

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