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01/26/2011

The Best of the Beasts

Last night 11 storytellers slammed the stage with the best of their “Beasts.” We learned how squirrels can teach us about racism, how the president of the high school drama club properly disposes of a cockroach, and where you can end up when 5’4 man named Neil who weighs 82 pounds soaking wet and has a degree in cognitive science “knows a place.”

But it was last night’s Overall Winner and Audience Favorite that taught us perhaps the heaviest lesson of all: the economics of gravity. Skeptical about trickle down theory? Not in West Philadelphia. Check out Marla’s winning story in the video below and find out what crashes through her bathroom ceiling. (And no, it wasn’t a hallucination after not taking her anxiety meds for months.)

Congratulations Marla! Special thanks to all of our beastly storytellers and to everyone who came out to last night’s StorySlam.

First Person StorySlams take place every second Monday at World Cafe Live and fourth Tuesday at L’Etage. The next Slam is a special anti-Valentine’s Day Slam on Monday, February 14th at World Cafe Live. The theme is “The Ex-Files.”

-Becca Jennings

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlams – NSFW
  • Date: April 24, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Venue: Fringe Arts Building
  • Location: 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • May StorySlam – Grand Slam
  • Date: May 22, 2018
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Venue: Fringe Arts Building
  • Location: 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106