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Commonspace LIVE: Gentrified

First Person Arts and WHYY

Wednesday, May 24

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A destabilizing force. An investment opportunity. A tax hike. A new yoga studio. Gentrification means different things to different people.

But what does it really mean for our relationships, our community, and our local culture? From Point Breeze to University City, Fishtown to South Philly, the impact is more than just curb appeal. Join us for a compassionate and honest investigation as performers share real, lived experiences about a timely issue that hits close to home.

Featuring Mo Burroughs, Ociele Hawkins, and Freya Zork

Directed by Donna Oblongata

Trine Smith–Community Liaison

Photo by Jen Cleary

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

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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.

Join First Person Arts and WHYY for one week of live recordings for Commonspace, their new radio show and podcast. Whatever tomorrow’s news cycle may bring, Commonspace has the real life stories to put it all into context.

Each night, experience something new! Four distinct curated performances feature remarkable true accounts that speak to the pressing issues of our time. Do you have a story to tell? Take to the stage with your own experience on the theme “Battle Scars” at a First Person Arts StorySlam competition.

Hear a story, share a story, and feel a bit more connected to the world. What we have in common may surprise you.

For more information about Commonspace, visit

Commonspace is a collaboration between WHYY and First Person Arts, and has been supported by The Pew Center For Arts & Heritage.




All sales are final. There are no ticket refunds or exchanges. All tickets are e-tickets and will be emailed to you. For non-members, there is an added processing fee per ticket for all credit car transactions. Late seating is not guaranteed.

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