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Meet RISK! Storyteller, Teresa!


Name: Teresa Marquard
Age: 32
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia

Q: What’s the “riskiest” thing you’ve ever done in public? (Besides performing in RISK?…)

A: I am 4 1/2 months pregnant and the father hasn’t married me yet…so I don’t think I should share the riskiest thing I’ve done in public until that happens!

Q: RISK is all about bold, fierce, and uncensored storytelling. Where is the last place you would be caught dead telling the tale you’re going to perform on 4/11 at Underground Arts and why?

A: I’m actually pretty excited to tell this story. Unfortunately it comes on the heels of my mother’s death, but I know she would be proud.

Q: Who is your performer/storytelling idol and why?

A: I like the Muslims that stand outside of the giant clothespin and scream at me about Allah.  I have no idea what they’re saying but hopefully they can raise enough money to buy a better PA system so I can. They’re enthusiasm is enticing.

Q: FPA’s mission is to transform the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art. What would chapter 6 of your memoir be called? 

A: Career Day: Teenage Years I Spent Rating Every Mental Health Facility in Philadelphia

Q: What makes you a good storyteller?

A: I never said I was a good storyteller. But thanks!

See Teresa perform in RISK! led by Kevin Allison of MTV’s The State on 4/11 at Underground Arts. Tix on sale here. For a limited time: Get your tix to RISK! + Grand Slam and SAVE! More info/buy here.

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