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06/15/2011

Tying the Knot and Breaking Ties at the Do the Right Thing StorySlam

All of our “Do the Right Thing” StorySlammers were on fire Monday night, but there was one storyteller who really got down. That is…on one knee. Witness the first-ever First Person proposal in the video below.

Congratulations to Roderick and Kendra! We wish you the best as you write a new chapter in your story together. We're looking forward to the wedding invitations.

While one of our storytellers tied the knot in the first half, two storytellers were breaking ties in the second. Two of our students from R. Eric Thomas' The Shape of the Story class, Michael and Deniz, slammed it neck and neck into a final tie breaker. A very proud R. Eric Thomas was beaming somewhere betw

een elbows and large hair-do's in the standing room only audience. Our newly engaged couple Roderick and Kendra picked the tie-break theme, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place.”

Deniz walked away the overall winner and Audience Favorite, but I have a feeling this isn't the last we will be hearing from Michael.

Check out videos of Roderick's and Deniz's performances below. Stay tuned for videos from all of our storytellers coming soon to our YouTube channel.





Are you ready for a summer vacation? We are! Join us this Saturday, June 18 for a Slam at the Kimmel Center Solstice Celebration. The theme is Summer Vacation. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Free with Solstice admission.

-Becca Jennings

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