First Person Arts StorySlam: Battle Scars
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First Person Arts StorySlam: Battle Scars

First Person Arts


140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
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No body’s perfect. From broken limbs to heartbreak, and everywhere in between, we want to hear all about your scrapes, scruffs, dings, and dents. Not every battle leaves a scar, but every scar tells a story.

What’s a StorySlam? A StorySlam is more than a storytelling competition. It’s an invitation to share five minutes of your life and connect with a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. Gutsy audience members sign up at the door to tell true stories on the theme of the night: “Battle Scars.” Of those who sign up, ten storytellers are randomly selected to take to the stage with their most outrageous, heartfelt, and hilarious tales. Judges, also selected from the audience, determine the StorySlam winner, who is awarded a $100 prize, and a chance to compete in the season finale Grand Slam. Got five minutes? Come and lend an ear, or share an experience!

Part of Commonspace LIVE, an event series collaboration by First Person Arts and WHYY. Commonspace has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Podcasts, event listings, and more info at

$10, $7 for FringeArts and First Person Arts members

Hosted by Lovella Calica, Founder and Director of Warrior Writers.
Music by Eric Coyne.

Doors at 7pm, Slam at 8pm.

Buy Tickets

Click here for $7 WHYY and First Person Arts member tickets

See more and save! Grab your Commonspace LIVE All Access Pass for just $35, ($50 value), and see any Commonspace series performance throughout the week.

Photo: Erika Lee Vonie

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