Meet Grand Slam Contestant Brittanie!
TONIGHT! Our talented Grand Slam contestants duke it out on stage LIVE at the Prince Music Theater. Each will bring his/her best tale on the theme “Thanks A Lot” to try to win over the celebrity judges and claim the coveted title of “Best Storyteller in Philadelphia”, the sparkling microphone trophy, and $250 cash! Haven’t grabbed your tickets yet? That’s crazy! Pick them up here!
Today we introduce you to Grand Slam contestant Brittany:
Name: Brittanie Sterner
Location: South Philly
Slam won: Mischief
AG: What was the last thing you won (StorySlam not included)?
B: Four rounds of Bbananagrams in a row. I was on fire. I was, however, recently cheated out of the championship title of a two-person backyard dance contest.
AG: This is our 13th Annual FPA Fest. In honor of that, could you share with us a 13 word story?
B: As a child I had ferrets that I walked on leashes in public.
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?
B: I’d side-glance my college debt and buy a plane ticket to Kalamazoo.
AG: What would your dream theme be for a StorySlam?
B: Welcome Home.
AG: Who would you love to perform live on stage with?
B: David Byrne. He could handle the music bit and I’d do some spoken word and we’d both nod our heads like birds.
AG: Why are you a good storyteller? (aka why should your competitors be scared?)
B: I’m not at all scary. No one should be scared. But with regards to storytelling, poetry has taught me to say more with less, and to find a punchline. Also I’ve been a tour guide, so I try to make your visit an informative and surprising one.
–Alyssa Guckin, Marketing Intern