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05/13/2014

Meet Grand Slam Contestant, Marjorie!

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If you’ve been to a StorySlam with us before, you know that in addition to the three official Slam judges who determine the winner, we also invite our Slam audiences to score storyteller performances on individual score cards. Those audience scores determine the Audience Favorite storyteller for every Slam.

The Audience Favorite Storyteller with the highest score at the end of the season is selected to join the ranks at the Grand Slam. This time, it’s Marjorie. Meet her in the interview below!

Name: Marjorie Winther
Age: 59 (!)
Location: Mount Airy, Philadelphia
Slam Named Audience Favorite: Ex-Files

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

A: I was winning at Words With Friends for a few minutes until Andy played “za” on a triple word space. #AndyNolan #WWFCheater

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: Andy played “za” on a triple word. (just kidding)
Even with soup, too many red flags.

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

A: Dream theme: Kumbaya.
Story— Remember when the SDS Weathermen went underground? I know where they were.

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

A: Everyone I know tells the BEST stories. And I am not going to name names. They know who they are. (I’m making that threatening “I’m looking at you” two-fingered gesture.)

Actually, there is a lady at work who tells endless stories that begin in the middle, meander for a while and go nowhere. Oh wait, that’s me.

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

A: My hippie chick roots balk at the notion of competition. Can’t this be like the Special Olympics where everyone is a winner? Can we just split the $250 prize for the winner eleven ways already?

See Marjorie 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.

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