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04/18/2012

Meet Team Detroit

We’re only two days away from the big showdown. That’s right, the Philly vs. Detroit StorySlam is this Friday night! We checked in with our 2012 Team Philly and they’re getting geared up to kick some Detroit butt. Now it’s time we size up the competition!

Diane Ivey is a writer and storyteller. From a self-composed how-to guide on being an adventure heroine, to an obsessive college crush on the vaguely-Harrison-Ford-resembling editor of her college newspaper, to sundry forays into erotic historical fanfiction, Diane‚Äôs material comes from the tragic and hilarious place where fangirl obsession meets real life. Diane first performed in the January 2009 production of Mortified Chicago, reading her 7th grade diary detailing her grandiose plans to write the next Gone With the Wind. Watch Diane’s Story League performance on the theme “Sins of Youth.”

Jackie Dunayevich is originally from the suburbs of Detroit and graduated from Michigan State University. Now she’s a nurse in the neurology and neurosurgery unit. She’s got tons of stories about her patients with major brain issues but she’d much rather talk about her kitten, Penelope.

SM Shrake (Team Detroit Producer) was born and raised in the Detroit Metro area, and has a grave site waiting for him in the same cemetery where Rosa Parks is interred and Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest. He has been interviewed twice on This American Life and is a Moth StorySlam winner. His other performing credits include First Person Arts in Philadelphia, The Stoop Storytelling Series in Baltimore, SpeakeasyDC in the nation’s capital and Mortified in D.C., New York, Boston, and San Francisco. Watch SM’s “Rejection” story from his performance at the MOTH NYC StorySLAM.

Come show Team Detroit what Philly fans are made of!
Philly vs. Detroit Slam
Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Free Library of Philadelphia, Montgomery Auditorium
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Buy tickets here or call 1-800-595-4849 to order by phone.

-Becca Jennings

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  • Time: 8 PM
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