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07/24/2013

The Art of Conversion: Stories of Sexual and Professional Transformation

Winning Storyteller: Donald
Slam Theme: Power Trip
Story Highlights: Lesbians, capricorns, summer Ireland trip, denim jackets, sexual identity crises, wingman

Last night’s Slam winner, Donald discovers he has the magical confluence to inspire sexuality conversion. According to Donald, all he has to do, is say, “hello.” At first he responds to his new “power” in protest. But by the end of his story, Donald learns to embrace it and become an ally.



Audience Favorite Storyteller: Marjorie
Slam Theme: Power Trip
Story Highlights: Normal behavior, corporate jobs, supply closets, bottom line, sports metaphors, gesture box

Marjorie gets a corporate job where the marble floors are always polished, lost staplers can be replaced, and no one ever wears orange. Despite her efforts, Marjorie struggles to fit in. She is sent to rehabilitation–that is, presentation skills training, where she learns a few new tricks. But while Marjorie finds that she can change her style, she can’t change her values.



-Becca

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