Meet Grand Slam Contestant Daniel!
Grab your tickets for this year’s 13th First Person Arts Grand Slam yet? Meet one of our contestants, Dan, who loves telling stories as much as you love hearing them.
Name: Daniel Alexander Geraghty
Location: Ardmore, PA
Slam Won: “Surprise”
AG: What was the last thing you won (StorySlam not included)?
DG: The last thing I won was a t-shirt from a Quizzo question I got right at a restaurant.
The question was “What is Barbie’s real name?”
Answer: Barbara Millicent Roberts
AG: This is our 13th Annual FPA Fest. In honor of that, could you share with us a 13 word story?
DG: Swim class in 9th grade… Fire alarm… Soaking wet freshman outside in January.
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?
DG: Buy drinks for my fellow Grand Slammers
AG: What would your dream theme be for a StorySlam? What story would you tell?
DG: Theme: Shoulda-Coulda-Woulda; I would tell the story of how I decided it would be a good idea to enter my friends house through his second floor window to surprise him but just ended up getting the police called on me.
AG: Who would you love to perform live on stage with?
DG: I would love to perform with Paul F. Tompkins (A stand up comedian from Philly)
AG: Why are you a good storyteller? (aka why should your competitors be scared?)
DG: As a teacher, I talk all day; I know exactly where my next sentence is going to lead me and where I’m going to and up when I’m done. I’ve been telling stories (some fact, some fiction) ever since I could remember. It’s what I do and what I love.
–Alyssa Guckin, Marketing Intern